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Lot 7285

$90
This lot includes the group of nineteen Annual Reports of the American Institute of the City of New-York shown in the corresponding image(s). These reports range in years from 1847-1872 (nonconsecutive). Many have full-page and/or in-text illustrations. 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 7286

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

Item Description: Egg Cups & Ceramic Egg
Number of Pieces: 10 (9 Egg Cups, 1 Ceramic Egg)
Dimension: 6" diameter, 3" 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)

Some items in this lot show light indications of age/wear, or show some imperfections to the glaze. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades.
 
Lot 7287

$350
This lot includes the group of 12 original photographs of Janet Flanner, with several of her and an unknown woman and some of the other woman alone. Two of the photographs have the stamp of Horst-Vogue Studio on the rear side, and several have handwriting identifying Janet Flanner.

Janet Flanner (13 March, 1892 - 7 November, 1978) was an American writer and journalist who served as the Paris correspondent of The New Yorker magazine from 1925 until she retired in 1975. She wrote under the pen name Genet. She also published a single novel, The Cubical City, set in New York City.

Flanner was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Frank and Mary Flanner. In 1918 she married William "Lane" Rehm, a friend that she had made while at the University of Chicago. He was an artist in New York City, and she later admitted that she married him to get out of Indianapolis. The marriage lasted for only a few years and they divorced amicably in 1926. Rehm was supportive of Flanner's career until his death.

Flanner was bisexual. In 1918, the same year she married her husband, she met Solita Solano (Sarah Wilkinson). They met in Greenwich Village, and the two became lifelong lovers, although both became involved with other lovers throughout their relationship. While in New York, Flanner moved in the circle of the Algonquin Round Table, but was not a member. She also met the couple Jane Grant and Harold Ross through painter Neysa McMein. It was this connection that Harold Ross offered her the position of French Correspondent to the New Yorker.

After periods in Pennsylvania and New York, in her mid twenties, Flanner left the United States for Paris, quickly becoming part of the group of American writers and artists who lived in the city between World War I and World War II. As the Paris correspondent during the 1920s and 1930s, under the pen-name "Genęt", Flanner was a prominent member of the American expatriate community which included Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, e. e. cummings, Hart Crane, Djuna Barnes, Ezra Pound, and Gertrude Stein - the world of the Lost Generation and Les Deux Magots. While in Paris she became very close friends with Gertrude Stein and her lover, Alice B. Toklas. In 1932 she fell in love with Noel Haskins Murphy, a singer from a village just outside Paris, and had a short-lived romance. This did not affect her relationship with Solano.

She played a crucial role in introducing her contemporaries - or at least those who read the New Yorker - to new artists in Paris, including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, André Gide, Jean Cocteau, and the Ballets Russes, as well as crime passionel and vernissage, the triumphant crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by Charles Lindbergh and the depravities of the Stavisky Affair.

In September 1925 Flanner published her first "Letter from Paris" in The New Yorker, launched the previous February, launching a professional association destined to last for five decades. Flanner had first came to the attention of editor Harold Ross through his first wife, Jane Grant, who was a friend of Flanner's from the Lucy Stone League, an organization that fought for women to preserve their maiden names after marriage. Flanner joined the group in 1921. Ross famously thought "Genęt" was French for "Janet". (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann (August 14, 1906 – November 18, 1999) who chose to be known as Horst P. Horst was a German-American fashion photographer. While in Paris in the 1920s, he befriended many people in the art community and attended many galleries. In 1930 he met Vogue photographer Baron George Hoyningen-Huene, a half-Baltic, half-American nobleman, and became his lover. He traveled to England with him that winter. While there, they visited photographer Cecil Beaton, who was working for the British edition of Vogue. In 1931, Horst began his association with Vogue, publishing his first photograph in the French edition of Vogue in November of that year. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7288

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique fables and fairy tales:

- One Hundred Fables by James Northcote - Dated 1833 by Geo. Lawford - Two volumes, uniformly bound, one labeled second series. Each profusely illustrated.
- The Fairy Mythology by Thomas Keightley - Dated 1833 by Whittaker, Treacher, and Co. - Volume two only. Illustrated throughout.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7289

$40
This lot includes the group of small, limited edition botanical plates shown in the corresponding image(s). Each of these pieces show the signature of artist Anne Stromquist, with a handwritten limitation number and title. Pieces in this lot include those titled "Bluebells of Scotland," "Dwarf Iris," and "Muscari Botryoides." These pieces were professionally framed in silver metal frames measuring 7 1/2" x 9", with a label from The Corners Gallery in Ithaca, New York. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7290

$20
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include The Royal Book of Oz, In Cloudland, Friend to All, Semillitas, Bob Bright, The Bible ABC, The Colburn Prize and Frank Merriewell's Young Warriors. 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; with some of the volumes in this lot showing advanced wear indications, including detached boards, rubbing and tearing to the boards, and other typical indications.
 
Lot 7291

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of business and commerce-related titles:

- My Daily Dollars by John Gorham - Dated 1935 by Home Life Insurance Company - Limited edition presentation copy.
- Yea and Nay by various authors - Dated 1923 by Brentano's Ltd
- "Broke" The Man Without A Dime by Edwin A. Brown - Dated 1913 by Browne & Howell Company
- The Idea Fitter by uncredited author - Dated 1929 by American Radiator Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7292

$10
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage literature 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 7293

$325
Title: The Works of Joseph Conrad - Sun-Dial Edition
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1920
Number of Volumes: Twenty two-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue paper with cloth spine backing and paper spine label, this antique set is a scarce limited edition collection of the works of acclaimed author Joseph Conrad, known as the Sun-Dial Edition, with the author's signature in the first volume, under the limitation note. This edition is number 656 of 735 copies. The first volume is illustrated with a photogravure portrait frontispiece. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear and occasional moisture indications. The cloth spines show some darkening. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 7294

$130
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Globe Shelf Supports
Number of Pieces: 4
Dimension: approximately 10.5" 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 may some indications of age/wear. These pieces have openings on the top and/or bottom. One of the pieces has significant cracks and/or breaks, which have been glued with some loss. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades.
 
Lot 7295

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of books on historical topics 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 7296

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Lawrence Block shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Lawrence Block. Some titles include: The Specialists, Tanner on Ice, A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams and Some Days You Get the Bear, 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 7297

$110
This lot includes the original photographs of an unknown painter, painting a Chinese folding screen, with a gentleman in a suit watching him. These photographs arrived as part of the collection of Janet Flanner photographs available in lot 7,287, and it is believed that these photographs also come from the Horst-Vogue studio, though there are no stamps or writing to indicate this.

These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7298

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

Item Description: Ceramic Rabbits
Number of Pieces: 8
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.
 
Lot 7299

$175
Title: The Bruce and Wallace
Author: John Barbour and Henry the Minstrel
Publisher: Manners and Miller
Printing Year: 1820
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in crimson leather with decorative gilt embossing, raised spine bands and gilded page edges, this set is an antique printing from "two ancient manuscripts preserved in the library of the faculty of advocates, with notes, biographical sketches and a glossary." The work contains title pages for the set and each of the two works. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities and some moisture indications. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 10".
 
Lot 7300

$25
This lot includes the group of Antique Juvenile Series books shown in the corresponding image(s). The authors represented in this lot include: Dexter J. Forrester, Louis Arundel, Marvin West, Harry Gordon, H. Irving Hancock, Jas. A. Braden, Captain Gordon Bates, and Edna Brooks. 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 7301

$70
This lot includes the group of celebrity-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective celebrity author or subject. Celebrities represented in this lot include: Felicity Huffman, Taylor Hicks, Marlo Thomas, Tom Arnold, Roger Moore, Ralph Emery, Gene Hackman, Steve Harvey, Naomi Judd and L. L. Cool J. 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 7302

$25
This lot includes the group of antique works pertaining to domestic studies shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics, including fashion, etiquette, decorum, beauty and domesticity, 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 7303

$550
Title:Various Titles
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: A. J. Valpy
Printing Year: 1831
Number of Volumes: 52-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in vellum boards with crimson and black spine labels and intricate gilt tooling on the spines, this antique set compiles English translations of classic philosophical and literary works. These volumes include seven volumes of work from Plutarch, two volumes from Horace, three volumes from Cicero, three volumes from Homer, two volumes from Ovid, three volumes from Thucydides, three volumes from Euripides, five volumes from Tacitus, seven volumes from Live, two volumes from Xenophon, two volumes from Virgil, two volumes from Herodotus, and one volume each from Pindar, Sallust, Sophocles, Juvenal, Demosthenes, Eschylus and other notable people. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits.

These volumes have been professionally restored in an elaborate binding style, with gorgeous gilt detail and two brass clips on the edge of most volumes. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with crimson edges. Several of the volumes have been exposed to moisture. The books measure approximately 3 3/4" x 6".
 
Lot 7304

$45
This shelf lot includes the large group of United States history books on 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 7305

$40
This lot includes the group of professionally framed prints from pieces by Edward Hicks shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces feature a variety of jungle animals, with Native Americans and Pilgrims in the background. These pieces have been professionally matted in mahogany frames, ranging in size from 29" x 23" to 9" x 8". 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 7306

$20
This lot includes the group of antique Frank V. Webster Juvenile Series 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 7307

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage New York State history titles:

- The Iron Gate of Jack & Charlie's "21" by uncredited author - Dated 1950 by Jack Kriendler Memorial Foundation, Inc.
- An Address on the Life, Character and Services of William Henry Seward by Charles Francis Adams - Dated 1873 by Weed, Parsons and Company
- Eleventh Annual Report of the New York Zoological Society - Dated 1907 by Office of the Society
- Rochester, The Water-Power City, 1812-1854 by Blake McKelvey - Dated 1945 by Harvard University Press - In Price-clipped dust jacket, which has some tearing and wear.
- Ninth Annual Roastfest, Rochester Newswriters Club - Dated 1912 by the Club - In stiff leather wrappers with bright gilt embossing. Includes a fold-out list of guests and diagram of tables. Some tearing and loss to the wrappers.
- Handy Almanac Encyclopedia and Atlas 1914 - Dated 1914 by Elmira Star-Gazette
- Constitution and By-Laws of the Hudson River Yacht Club by uncredited author - Dated 1900 by the Club
- New York State Troopers Evidence Guide by Francis S. McGarvey - Dated 1956 by The Division of State Police

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7308

$20
This lot includes the 12 author-signed copies of Phenomenon by Sylvia Browne shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Sylvia Browne, 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 7309

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

- On Circuit, 1924-1937 by Sir Frank Douglas Mackinnon, Lord Justice of Appeal - Dated 1940 by Cambridge University Press - In dust jacket.
- Instructions for the Use of A. W. Faber's Improved Calculating Rule by Charles N. Pickworth - Dated c1900 by A. W. Faber - Includes fold-out illustrations.
- Russell A. Hibbs, Pioneer in Orthopedic Surgery, 1869-1932 by George M. Goodwin - Dated 1935 by Columbia University Press
- Travels and Adventures of Raphael Pumpelly, Mining Engineer, Geologist, Archaeologist and Explorer by Raphael Pumpelly - Dated 1920 by Henry Holt and Company
- The Life of the Caterpillar by J. Henri Fabre - Dated 1916 by Dodd, Mead and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7310

$350
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Fluted Rimmed Dishes
Number of Pieces: 10
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.
 
Lot 7311

$250
Title: The Cruise of the Midge
Author: Michael Scott
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
Printing Year: 1836 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon leather with bright gilt embossing along the board edges and spines, raised spine bands and gilded page edges, this antique set is a scarce first edition of The Cruise of the Midge. These volumes have been professionally rebound in decorative bindings, with the original spine covers bound into the rear of each volume. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages and marbled endpapers. The books measure approximately 4 1/4" x 6 1/2".
 
Lot 7312

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of reference titles on collectibles:

- Brittens Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers by G. H. Baillie - Dated 1956 by Bonanza Books
- Chinese Imperial Names, Finding List of Era and Personal Names on Chinese Imperial Coins by Howard D. Gibbs - Dated 1944 by Numismatic Review - In slipcase, which shows wear.
- Germanic Coinages by William D. Craig - Dated 1954 Privately Published
- Catalogue of World Transportation Tokens and Passes by Kenneth E. Smith - Dated 1967 Privately Published
- Philatelic Forgers, Their Lives and Works by Varro E. Tyler - Dated 1991 by Linn's Stamps News
- United States Fractional Currency by D. W. Valentine - Dated 1981 by Numismatic Publications
- The Catalog of Chinese Gold and Silver Coins by T. K. Su - In bright yellow wrappers, text in Chinese.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7313

$35
This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a large family Bible, a small Bible, a religious-themed play in Latin, and the story of The Dairyman's Daughter. 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. Several of these volumes do show advanced wear, with lacking or detached boards, some restoration work, and moisture indications, among other wear indications.
 
Lot 7314

$60
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a variety of items, including blackface sheet music, vintage road maps, small framed prints, photographs, military-issued hats and more. 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. 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 7315

$60
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Sue Grafton shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Sue Grafton and is complete with mylar-protected dust jacket. Some titles include: "I" is for Innocent, "G" is for Gumshoe, "H" is for Homicide and "J" is for Judgment, 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 7316

$120
This lot features five original professionally framed needlepoint designs. These pieces feature colorful diamond patterns. 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.
 
Lot 7317

$350
Title: Waverly Novels
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: Cadell & Company
Printing Year: 1829-33
Number of Volumes: Complete 48-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in green cloth with fancy three-quarter leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is an early collection of Sir Walter Scott's work known as the Waverly Novels. The work is illustrated with engraved frontispieces and title pages.

For nearly a century the Waverley Novels were among the most popular and widely-read novels in all of Europe. Because Scott did not publicly acknowledge authorship until 1827, they take their name from Waverley (1814), which was the first novel. The later books bore the words "by the author of Waverley" on their title pages. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes have been professionally restored in handsome bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear, light rubbing along the extremities and some occasional white discoloration to the boards. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 4" x 6 1/2".
 
Lot 7318

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

Item Description: Stemmed Serving Bowl, Taylor Vases, & Bud Vases
Number of Pieces: 5
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 may show some light indications of age/wear. The bud vases both have a small opening at the base. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades.
 
Lot 7319

$200
Title: The Compleat Angler
Author: Izaak Walton
Publisher: Richard Marriott and Henry Brome
Printing Year: 1676

Condition/Details: Rebound in marbled paper with three-quarter leather and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is the second part of this classic work containing "instructions how to angle for a trout or grayling, in a clear stream." The work is illustrated with in-text and full-page engravings, including portraits and some engravings of fish. This volume has been rebound. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board detached, the rear board split along the internal hinge and the spine cover shows wear, with portions lacking and tearing. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, with occasional foxing. There is a bookplate inside of the front board. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 514 pages.
 
Lot 7320

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

- The Man From Steamtown, The Story of F. Nelson Blount by James R. Adair - Dated 1967 by Moody Press - Author-signed on front free endpaper.
- Patrick Calls Me Mother by Ann Barley - Dated 1948 by Harper & Brothers - Stated First Edition, with an inscription and signature from Germain M. Bonnard, "Alias Patrick Barley".
- The Christian Religion by George Park Fisher - Dated 1886 by The Chautauqua Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7321

$35
This lot features the following pieces of original artwork by M. Curtin, featuring scenes from Killarney, Ireland:

- Watercolor - Professionally framed, measuring approximately 14 1/2" by 13"
- Watercolor - Professionally framed, measuring approximately 14 1/2" by 13"
- Oil on Canvas- Professionally framed, measuring approximately 12 1/2" by 9 1/2"
 
Lot 7322

$200
Title: Truth in Fiction: or, Morality in Masquerade, A Collection of Two Hundred Twenty Five Select Fables of Aesop, and Other Authors
Author: Aesop and other authors
Publisher: J. Churchill
Printing Year: 1708

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in leather with gilt embossing, intricate gilt tooling along the spine, raised spine bands and green spine labels, this antique volume is an early collection of fables. This volume has been professionally rebound in a handsome leather binding, with decorative gilt, marbled endpapers and gilded top edge of the text block. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing and light shelf wear. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 326 pages.
 
Lot 7323

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of juvenile 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 7324

$15
This lot includes the 15 author-signed copies of Crisis by Robin Cook shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Robin Cook, 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.
 
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