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Lot 7325

$450
Title: Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Stored in a teal box with bright gilt embossing, this original folio is a collection of multicolored lithographed prints of the fish and game of New York State. There are a total of 63 plates in this lot, of which there are 44 Denton fish plates, 4 Fuertes bird plates, 13 Ridgway plates and 2 un-signed plates (the Quail and Ruffed Grouse).

The Denton fish plates include: Tahoe Trout, Canadian Red Trout (Female and Male - two separate plates), Male Brook Trout, Lake Trout, Steelhead or Salmon Trout; Rainbow Trout, American Lobster (male upper side), Sunfish, Banded Pickerel, Large-Mouthed Black Bass, Pike Perch, Cisco, Brook Sucker, Mascalonge, Small-Mouthed Black Bass, Pickerel, Male Land Locked Salmon, Female Land Locked Salmon, Common Eel, White Fish, Golden Shiner, Sheepshead, Scup, Adirondack Frost Fish, Common Mackerel, Dog-Fish, White Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, Tomcod, Fall Fish, Spanish Mackerel, Menhaden, Bergall, White Perch, Alewife, Weak-Fish, Shad, Bonito, Yellow or Barred Perch and the Smelt, as well as two pages with four fish each, beginning with the Mummichog and Roach. The Fuertes plates include Chickadee/White-Breasted Nuthatch, Golden-Crowned Kinglet/Ruby-Crowned Kinglet/Brown Creeper, Tree Sparrow/Snowflake, and Cedar Waxwing/Red-Eyed Vireo. The Ridgway plates include Great Blue Heron, Mallard Duck (two plates, male and female), Baldpate, Dowitcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Green-Winged Teal, Wilson’s or English Snipe, Greater Yellowlegs, Kingfisher, American Golden Plover, Canvasback Duck, and Woodduck Male.

The prints are single sided printed on heavy glazed stock paper and come with their original manila wrap. This is an ex-library collection, with a black label on the spine with white handwriting. The green case shows age/wear indications, with rubbing and some tearing to the edges. The prints show well, with bright original colors. The box measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12".
 
Lot 7326

$120
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs glassware:

Item Description: Stemmed Bowl & Pitcher
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: approximately 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. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7327

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of United States Military history titles:

- Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg by Maj.-Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, et al - Dated 1900 by J. B. Lyon Company - Three-volume set. Lacking some fold-out maps. Stamp from previous owner Hon. Benn Conger, former New York Senator.
- In Memoriam, Henry Warner Slocum, 1826-1894 - Dated 1904 by J. B. Lyon Company
- New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, Supplement by Erastus C. Knight, Comptroller - Dated 1901 by Oliver A. Quayle - Contains a stamp showing this volume was provided compliments of Hon. Benn Conger, former New York Senator.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7328

$55
This lot features five original professionally framed needlepoint designs. Featured among these pieces are colorful floral 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. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7329

$300
Title: The Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth
Author: William Harrison Ainsworth
Publisher: Gibbings & Company
Printing Year: 1901
Number of Volumes: Complete 20-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in blue cloth with three-quarter black leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set contains the works of the English historical novelist William Harrison Ainsworth. The work is illustrated with photogravures from the original etchings of George Cruikshank. These volumes have been professionally rebound in handsome bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities, some occasional white discoloration to the boards and sunning to the spines. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 4 1/2" x 7".
 
Lot 7330

$70
This shelf lot includes the very large group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7331

$20
This lot includes the twenty author-signed copies of The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes bear signatures of authors Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason, and are complete with mylar-protected dust jackets. 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 7332

$30
Title: On My Great Predecessors: Part V
Author: Garry Kasparov
Publisher: Gloucester Publishers plc
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-covered boards with silver lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce author-signed work on the game of chess. The title page bears an original signature of Garry Kasparov. The work features many instructional illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 480 pages.
 
Lot 7333

$130
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

Medium: Original Needlepoint
Dimensions: Frame measures 16 1/4" by 24 1/4"

Details/Condition: This lot features two original embroidery pieces in colors and patterns fashioned after the Mackenzie-Childs motif. These pieces feature gorgeous light purple, pink, yellow and green patterns. These pieces were professionally framed in light mauve metal frames, with a label from Sola Galleries in Ithaca, New York on the back of the frame. These pieces are part of the consignment of MacKenzie-Childs we are selling during this auction, and were crafted by a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area.

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)
 
Lot 7334

$20
This lot includes the complete "Dave Darrin's Annapolis Series" by H. Irving Hancock, with dust jackets, shown in the corresponding image(s). All dust jackets are well preserved, with the exception of "First Year", which is lacking the top half of the spine and has several tears. 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 7335

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of miniature theology and literature 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 7336

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique literature titles:

- Uncle Tom's Cabin, Or, Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Dated 1885 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company
- Remnant Rhymes by Edwin Austin Oliver - Dated c1911 by Yonkers Publishing Company - Author-inscribed and signed.
- Vavel, The Wonderful Treasure Seeker, A Tale of Daring Adventure by Old Sleuth - Dated 1894 by The Parlor Car Publishing Company - In the original paper wrappers, which show some wear.
- High-Toned Sprees: A Series of Temperance Legends by Mrs. O. A. Powers - Dated 1875 by Stivers & Slauson - Front board is detached.
- Dreams, Selections from the Poets by Edric Vredenburg - Dated YEAR by Raphael Tuck & Sons - Includes full-page color lithograph illustrations.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7337

$350
Title: Memoirs For The History Of Madame De Maintenon And Of The Last Age
Author: Charlotte Lennox (translator)
Publisher: A. Millar and J. Nourse
Printing Year: 1757
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in black leather, this antique set is a scarce complete English translation on Madame De Mainenon. This work was translated by Charlotte Lennox. These handsome volumes show well, with gilt embossing around the edges of the boards and along the endpapers, raised spine bands, crimson spine labels and bright gilt tooling on the spines.

Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (27 November 1635 – 15 April 1719) was the second wife of King Louis XIV of France. She was known during her first marriage as Madame Scarron, and subsequently as Madame de Maintenon. Her marriage to the king was never officially announced or admitted. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes have been professionally restored in an elaborate binding. This binding style is uniform with the set The Works of Flavius Josephus in lot number 7,379 The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages, with gilded edges. There is a decorative bookplate on the front endpaper of each volume. The books measure approximately 4" x 6 1/2".
 
Lot 7338

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on domestic science:

- The American Fruit Book by S.W. Cole - Dated 1849 by John P. Jewett - Ex-library volume with detached boards.
- The Perfect Gentleman by uncredited author - Dated 1860 by Dick & Fitzgerald - Gilt embossing.
- Domestic Medicine by William Buchan - Dated 1802 by J. Pillans & Sons - Ex-library volume with library binding.
- Gunn's New Domestic Physician by John C. Gunn - Dated 1858 by Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co. - This ex-library volume shows advanced condition flaws with detached boards and spine cover.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7339

$40
This lot includes the group of United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes show well, and are decorative. Titles include Our Own Country, A Complete Picturesque America, Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico, Old Greek, A Memoir of Edward North, Grandmother Brown's Hundred Years, Letters of Long Ago and A Guide to the Franciscan Monastery, Washington D. C.. 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 7340

$25
This lot includes the ten author-signed copies of The March by E. L. Doctorow shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author E. L. Doctorow, 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 7341

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

- Josh Billings: His Works, Complete by Josh Billings - Dated 1888 by G. W. Dillingham - Illustrations by Thomas Nast
- Grannan's Warning Against Fraud and Valuable Information - Dated 1890 by The Werner Ptg. & Litho. Co. - Front endpapers are torn in half.
- The Measure of a Man, and Other Songs of Work and Cheer by Jamie Heron - Dated 1923 by Barse & Hopkins - Author-signed.
- Health & Wealth by Elbert Hubbard - Dated 1908 by The Roycrofters - Tipped-in photographic prints.
- New and Complete System of Arithmetic by Caleb Alexander - Dated 1813 by E. F. Backus - This volume contains handwriting, moisture indications and foxing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7342

$80
This lot includes the group of 17 WPA education posters shown in the corresponding image. This material was used as classroom educational aids in Pittsburgh's District 15 in the mid-to-late 1930s. Each poster is different and depicts mostly Far and Middle East peoples. The posters measure approximately 18" by 23". Two of the posters have been trimmed. 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 7343

$225
Title: The History of England From the Accession of James the Second
Author: Lord Macaulay
Publisher: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts
Printing Year: 1860
Number of Volumes: Complete eight-volume set

Notes: Handsomely bound in leather with bright gilt embossing, raised spine bands and crimson and green spine labels, this antique set is a decorative collection of Macaulay's History of England. These volumes have been professionally restored. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the leather and extremities. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with marbled edges and endpapers. The books measure approximately 4 3/4" x 6 3/4".
 
Lot 7344

$15
Title: Underworld
Author: Don Delilah
Publisher: Scribner
Printing Year: 1997 First Trade Edition, First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in light green paper with black cloth spine and bright gilt embossing and in the original dust jacket, this volume is an author-signed, first trade edition, first printing of Don Delilah's most highly acclaimed works. This volume has the complete number line on the copyright page. A price of $27.50 is on the inside front flap of the jacket. The author's signature is on the title page.

Don DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American author, playwright, and occasional essayist whose work paints a detailed portrait of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Delilah's novels have tackled subjects as diverse as television, nuclear war, sports, the complexities of language, performance art, the Cold War, mathematics, the advent of the digital age, and global terrorism.

Underworld is a postmodern novel published in 1997. It was nominated for the National Book Award, was a best-seller, and is one of DeLillo's better-known novels. A survey of eminent authors and critics conducted by The New York Times found Underworld the runner-up to best work of American fiction of the past 25 years; it garnered 11 of 125 votes, finishing behind only Toni Morrison's Beloved (15 votes). (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows very well, with only light shelf wear. The text block is solidly bound with bright pages. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows well, with light wear along the extremities. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 827 pages. This is one of several books signed by author Don Delilah in this catalog, and one of two signed copies of Underworld.
 
Lot 7345

$35
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by James Patterson shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author James Patterson. Some titles include: Sam's Letters to Jennifer, The Big Bad Wolf, 1st to Die, Beach Road and Roses Are Red, 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 7346

$50
This lot includes the group of books on nature, agriculture and animals shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Chemical Gardening for the Amateur, Wild Life and the Camera, Hunting Without a Gun and The Dog: In Health and In Disease. 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 7347

$35
Title: The Works of Theophile Gautier
Author: Theophile Gautier
Publisher: George D. Sproul
Printing Year: 1900-1903 Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 24-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue paper with paper spine labels, this antique set is a collection of writings from French author Theophile Gautier. This is from a limited edition printing, numbered 352 of 1,000. The work contains frontispiece illustrations and illustrations throughout.

Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (August 30, 1811 – October 23, 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, art critic and literary critic. While Gautier was an ardent defender of Romanticism, his work is difficult to classify and remains a point of reference for many subsequent literary traditions such as Parnassianism, Symbolism, Decadence and Modernism. He was widely esteemed by writers as diverse as Balzac, Baudelaire, the Goncourt brothers, Flaubert, Proust and Oscar Wilde. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear and occasional moisture indications on the spine labels. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. A decorative bookplate is on the front endpapers from a previous owner. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4".
 
Lot 7349

$140
This lot includes the original, antique scrapbook, dated 1835-42, with the names of several young girls, including Louisa Adams and Mary Eliza Lucas. The book contains many handwritten copies of poems, and is completely filled, with some handwritten poems on the endpapers. The front endpaper contains a sticker of Samuel Wardwell, book-binder, in Pittsfield, Mass. The volume is bound in marbled boards with brown cloth spine. The volume shows some age/wear, with light rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and age-toned pages that are solidly bound.
 
Lot 7350

$25
This lot features the following authentic pieces of Royal Copenhagen's Golden Basket pattern porcelain:

Item Description: Plates
Number of Pieces: 12
Dimension: 7 1/2" 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 7351

$50
Title: A Practical Treatise on Fractures and Dislocations
Author: Frank Hastings Hamilton
Publisher: Blanchard and Lea
Printing Year: 1860

Condition/Details: Bound in blind-stamped light brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early medical work on fractures and dislocations by noted American surgeon Frank Hastings Hamilton. The work is illustrated with many in-text engravings. This is a former library volume, with white lettering along the spine and stamps on the endpapers. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and tearing to the cloth along the boards and spine edges. The binding of the text block shows play, with age-toned pages. There is occasional pencil handwriting throughout the volume. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 757 pages and 32 pages of the publisher's advertisements.
 
Lot 7352

$400
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.
 
Lot 7353

$50
Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Printing Year: 1997

Condition/Details: Bound in blue paper-covered boards with black cloth to the spine, bronze colored lettering along the spine, and complete with un-clipped dust jacket, this stated first edition is an author-signed first printing of Charles Frazier's first novel. This National Book Award-winning debut was the basis for the critically-acclaimed film of the same title. The work features pictorial map endpapers, a John Berendt blurb sticker on the front dust jacket, and the "man-woman" misprint on page 25, as well as the full number line on the copyright page. The volume shows very well, with light shelf wear and solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket features a protective mylar wrapper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 356 pages.
 
Lot 7354

$25
Title: The Pop-Up Mickey Mouse
Author: Staff of the Walt Disney Studios
Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc.
Printing Year: 1933

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper-covered boards, this antique volume is an early pop-up book featuring the classic Walt Disney illustrations of Mickey Mouse. The work is illustrated with three color pop-up illustrations and many black and white illustrations. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the boards detached and the spine cover split, rubbing to the edges of the boards and some moisture indications. Internally, the pop-up illustrations show well, with some wear to the second illustration featuring Mickey Mouse, with a tear along his neck (the head is still attached) and some tape along his arms and body. The text block binding shows some play, with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 7355

$100
Title: The Science and Art of Surgery, Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases, and Operations
Author: John Erichsen
Publisher: Blanchard and Lea
Printing Year: 1854

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-covered boards with raised spine bands and black spine label, this antique volume is a scarce early medical work on surgery, written by John Erichsen (19 July 1818 - 23 September 1896), a British surgeon, born in Copenhagen. Erichsen studied medicine at University College, London, and at Paris, devoting himself in the early years of his career to physiology, and lecturing on general anatomy and physiology at University College Hospital. In 1844 he was secretary to the physiological section of the British Association, and in 1845 he was awarded the Fothergillian gold medal of the Royal Humane Society for his essay on asphyxia. In 1848 he was appointed assistant surgeon at University College hospital, and in 1850 became full surgeon and professor of surgery, his lectures and clinical teaching being much admired; and in 1875 he joined the consulting staff. In June 1876 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

This book, Science and Art of Surgery went through many editions. He rose to be president of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1880. From 1879 to 1881 he was president of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society. He was created a baronet in 1895, having been for some years surgeon-extraordinary to Queen Victoria. As a surgeon his reputation was world-wide, and he counts (says Sir W. MacCormac in his volume on the Centenary of the Royal College of Surgeons) among the makers of modern surgery. He was a recognized authority on concussion of the spine, and was often called to give evidence in court on apparent cases of railway spine. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume contains many in-text engravings related to surgery or medical conditions. This is a former library volume, with a black label on the spine with white handwritten lettering, and stamps on the endpapers. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing along the edges of the boards and spine. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. There is occasional handwritten marginalia in pencil. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 908 pages, with 32 additional pages of the publisher's advertisements.
 
Lot 7356

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

Item Description: Fluted Dessert Plates
Number of Pieces: 9
Dimension: 7" 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 may be present.
 
Lot 7357

$55
This lot features the following pieces of Asian-themed artwork:

- uncredited - Japanese Woodblock - Dated c1900 professionally framed, measuring approximately 10" by 19 1/2" - Themed after a kimono design.
- Korin - Woodblock reproduction - Dated 1933 professionally framed, measuring approximately 7 1/4 " by 9 1/4"
- I Ping Chang Wong - Pen-Ink-Watercolor - Dated 1980 professionally framed, measuring approximately 4 1/2" by 8 1/2"
 
Lot 7358

$20
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 7359

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

Item Description: Plates and Bowls
Number of Pieces: 9
Dimension: Small Plate - 6 3/4", Bowl - 5", Rectangular Plate - 6" long, Small Bowls - 2 1/2", Small Saucers - 4"

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.
 
Lot 7360

$35
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Featured among these titles are several author-signed volumes, including books by Jay Roderic de Spain, Samuel S. Berkowitz, and Rebecca Caudill. 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 7361

$130
This lot includes the twenty author-signed copies of Echo Burning by Lee Child shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Lee Child, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes at least some first editions and remainder volumes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7362

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of railroad titles:

- Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854 by Unattributed - Dated 1855 by A. O. P. Nicholson - Volume II of the report. The volume has a tobacco smoke aroma. There is handwriting on the front flyleaf which indicates that some plates are no longer present

- Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1854-5, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854 by Unattributed - Dated 1857 by A. O. P. Nicholson - Volume VI of the report. The volume has a tobacco smoke aroma. There is handwriting on the front flyleaf which indicates that some plates are no longer present.

- Fifth Annual Report of the Public Service Commission Second District for the Year Ended December 31, 1911 by Unattributed - Dated 19112 by State of New York

- The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad: The Road of Anthracite in the Nineteenth Century 1828-1899 by Thomas Townsend Taber - Dated 1977 by Thomas Townsend Taber - This volume is numbered 381, and bears an original signature of Thomas T. Taber on the copyright page.

- The Engineer's Encyclopædia by John F. Winton and W. J. Millar - Dated 1892 by Gebbie and Co. - The boards have started to separate from the spine.

- The Life of George Stephenson, Railway Engineer by Samuel Smiles - Dated 1859 by Follett, Foster and Company - The half-title page bears an original signature of John Wister, former president of the Duncannon Iron Company and former vice-president of the Perry County railroad. There is some handwriting on the half-title page.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7363

$50
Title: The Life Work of Henri Rene Guy De Maupassant
Author: Guy De Maupassant
Publisher: M. Walter Dunne
Printing Year: 1903 Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 15-volume set

Notes: Bound in decorative green pebbled cloth with bright gilt, crimson and ivory detail on the front boards, this antique set is a limited edition collection of work by Guy De Maupassant known as the Salon Edition, numbered 657 of 1,244. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait, a pictorial limitation page and illustrations throughout.

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant[1] (5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893) was a popular 19th-century French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. A protégé of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouement. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He also wrote six novels. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show external age/wear, with significant sunning to the spines and rubbing to the extremities, as well as some moisture indications. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges and deckled edges. A decorative bookplate is on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9".
 
Lot 7364

$40
This lot includes the group of vintage original Oldsmobile manuals shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces are from 1945-47, and 1950. 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 7365

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

- New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, Supplement by Erastus C. Knight, Comptroller - Dated 1901 by Oliver A. Quayle - Contains a stamp showing this volume was provided compliments of Hon. Benn Conger, former New York Senator.
- The Story of the Liberty Loans by Labert St. Clair - Dated 1919 by James William Bryan Press
- Chronicles of the Armstrongs by James Lewis Armstrong - Dated 1902 by The Marion Press - Includes stamp of previous owner, Mrs. Benn Conger.
- The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving - Dated 1860 by Geo. P. Putnam - Decoratively bound.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7366

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique New York State education related titles:

- Civil Government for Common Schools by Henry C. Northam - Dated 1882 by C.W. Bardeen (Syracuse) - Black embossing.
- A Digest of the Common School System of the State of New York by S.S. Randall - Dated 1844 by C. Van Benthuysen & Co. - Gilt embossing. Front board cracking.
- Decisions of the Superintendent of the common Schools of New York by John A. Dix - Dated 1837 by Croswell, Van Benthuysen & Burt - Light foxing to pages, front board cracking.
- Statutes of the State of New York Relating to Common Schools edited by The Superintendent of Common Schools - Dated 1847 by C. Van Benthuysen - Leather bound with gilt embossing.
- The 1921 Cornellian of Cornell University edited by Elliot Butler Mason et al - Dated 1921 by Cornell University Press - Decorative gilt embossing.

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