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Lot 7001

$1200
Title: Where The Wild Things Are
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Scholastic
Printing Year: 1969, Author-Signed Stated First Printing Thus

Condition/Details: Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.
As parts of Sendak's books are inspired by the author/illustrator's personal memories, so the monsters in "Where the Wild Things Are" were inspired by the artist's hated Brooklyn relatives. "I wanted the wild things to be frightening," Sendak remarked in "The Art of Maurice Sendak." "But why? It was probably at this point that I remembered how I detested my Brooklyn relatives as a small child.... They'd lean way over with their bad teeth and hairy noses, and say something threatening like 'You're so cute I could eat you up.' And I knew if my mother didn't hurry up with the cooking, they probably would."
Whereas illustrators look to create pictures from images and styles that influence them, Sendak the artist is unique as he adapts and blends these inspirations into his own forms which take on a vitality rather than shadow the work of others. From the spiritual mysticism of William Blake, the romantic artistry of Samuel Palmer and Philip Otto Runge, the Victorian ideals of Arthur Hughes and Randolph Caldecott, to the bold lines of William Nicholson and the delicate hues of Beatrix Potter, all these mix within Sendak's palette to present a world of new excitement where his Wild Thing creatures represent imaginary play-friends to the child in all of us.
Reflecting the view of many, critic John Rowe Townsend, in his "Written for Children: An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature," dubbed Sendak "the greatest creator of picture books in the hundred-odd years' history of the form."

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

The author has signed the book on the title page and has included an original drawing of one of the "Wild Things" above his signature. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 9 3/4" x 9" and contains 40 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7002

$200
Title: Intercontinental Railway Commission: A Condensed Report of the Transactions of the Commission and of the Surveys and Explorations of its Engineers Central and South America, 1891-1898
Publisher: Intercontinental Railway Commission
Printing Year: 1898 (Washington, D. C.) First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volumes in four and three map cases

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with spine labels, this antique set is a rare original edition of government reports on railroads in Central and South America that include much material on natural history and ethnology. The work is made up of the following parts: Volume I, Part I. A Condensed Report of the Transactions of the Commission and of the Surveys and Explorations of its Engineers in Central and South America. 1891-1898. (Washington: 1898), 107 pp., 7 folding maps and 5 folding profiles in pocket at end + Volume I, Part II. Report of Surveys and Explorations made by Corps No. 1 in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua & Costa Rica. 1891-93. (Washington: 1898) 651 pp., plates with some folding + [Volume I, Part II. Maps] Maps of the Proposed Location I-XXVIII, Map XIX has a separate folding Profile sheet; Altos Line I-III + Volume II. Report of Surveys and Explorations made by Corps No. 2 in Costa Rica, Colombia, and Ecuador. 1891-1893. (Washington: 1896) 326 pp., plates including folding sketch maps + [Volume 2. maps and profiles] Division A. Maps I-XVI. Profiles I-XIV on 12 sheets (XV-XVI not issued); Division B. Maps I-XIV. Profiles I-VI, IX-XI, XIII, XIV on 8 sheets (VII, VIII, XII not issued); Division C. Maps I-XVIII. Profiles I-III, V, IX-XV on 6 sheets (IV, VI-VIII, XVI-XVIII not issued); Division D, Maps I-XXI. Profiles I-III, V-XVI, XVIII-XXI on 11 sheets (IV, XVII not issued) + Volume III. Reports of Surveys and Explorations made by Corps No. 3 in Ecuador and Peru. 1891-1892. (Washington: 1895) 188 pp. followed by a section of tables with some folding and a 24 page index section, has the inserted printed slip explaining that the volumes will be published in reverse order + [Volume 3. Maps and Profiles] Maps I-XXVI, XXX-XLVIII (lacks XXVII-XXIX). Profiles I-XLVIII. 2 unnumbered maps La Linea entre Arequipa y Punto and F. C. de Juliaca a Cuzco.; lacks the 3 maps mentioned above, minor library markings, original cloth rubbed and faded, the map cases in matching cloth covered boards but several edges split with one panel detached and battered and the paper inner folders worn, Volume 1, Part 1 has the last leaf of index broken off cleanly with no loss; this work is generally in good condition with the maps and profiles in well-preserved state. The books and cases measure approximately 9" x 11 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 7003

$1800
Title: Plotini Platonicorum facile coryphaei Operum Philosophicorum Omnium Libri LIV in Sex Enneades distrieuti Ex antiquiss. Codicum fide nunc primum Graece editi, cum Latina Marsilii Ficini interpretatione & commentatione.
Author: Plotinus
Publisher: Perneam Lecythum (Basel)
Printing Year: 1580 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, this antique folio volume is a rare first edition of the Enneads in the original Greek, edited, with Latin translation in parallel columns, by Marsilio Ficino.

"The Six Enneads" is the collection of writings of the Greek philosopher Plotinus (ca. 204–270), edited and compiled by his student Porphyry (c. 270 AD). Plotinus was a major philosopher of the ancient world who is widely considered the founder of Neoplatonism. His work, through Augustine of Hippo, and therefore subsequent Christian and Muslim thinkers, has greatly influenced Western and Near-Eastern thought.

The work is illustrated with a woodcut portrait of M. Ficino. This work was printed by Pietro Perna (1519 – August 16, 1582), the leading printer of Late Renaissance Basel, the Erasmian crossroads between Italian Renaissance humanism and the Protestant Reformation. His books promoted the Italian heretical thinkers at the origins of Socinianism and the theory of Tolerance. He was a major publisher of Protestant historians like Flacius Illyricus and David Chytraeus and promoted the ars historica treatises of the period, notably the 18 authores de historia in Artis Historicae Penus (1579).

This handsome volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with well-preserved pages and marbled endpapers. Pages show only sporadic (light) foxing. The book measures approximately 9 1/4" x 13 1/4" and contains 771 pages plus unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7004

$100
Title: La Mort d'Arthur: The Most Ancient and Famous History of the Renowned Prince Arthur, and the Knights of the Round Table
Author: Sir Thomas Malory
Publisher: R. Wilks (London)
Printing Year: 1816 Volume I

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and marbled boards, this antique volume is a rare edition of Sir Thomas Malory's compilation of French and English Arthurian romances. The book contains some of Malory's own original material (the Gareth story) and retells the older stories in light of Malory's own views and interpretations. First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d'Arthur is perhaps the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature today. Many modern Arthurian writers have used Malory as their principal source, including T. H. White for his popular "The Once and Future King" and Tennyson for "The Idylls of the King."

The 1485 Caxton edition was followed by editions in 1498, 1529, 1557 and 1634. No further editions were printed until two competing editions were issued in 1816, of which this is one. This is an important edition, marking the start of modern interest in Arthuriana. By 1858, Thomas Wright was already describing this edition as rare.

The work is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece of the death of Sir Launcelot, half title page vignette and intact fold-out plate depicting Arthur and his knights at the Round Table. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" and contains 326 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7005

$175
Title: Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea. A journal of travels in the year 1838 undertaken in reference to Biblical geography by E. Robinson and E. Smith. Drawn up from the original diaries, with historical illustrations
Author: Edward Robinson
Publisher: Crocker & Brewster (Boston)
Printing Year: 1841 First American Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce original American edition of this work by Edward Robinson (1794-1863), an American biblical scholar, known as the "Father of Biblical Geography." Robinson traveled to Palestine in 1838 in the company of Rev. Eli Smith, leading to the publication of "Biblical Researches in Palestine and Adjacent Countries" for which he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1842.

The work is illustrated with fold-out maps (including frontispiece map in first volume). It also contains two appendices containing "Chronological List of Works on Palestine and Mount Sinai," "Memoir on Maps" by H. Kiepert, "Itinerary" in the first appendix; "Essay on the Pronunciation of Arabic" and "Lists of Arabic Names of Places in Palestine, etc.", both authored by E. Smith. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with minor chipping at ends of spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library spine labels are clearly visible. Library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers; date slips and pocket cards are attached to rear endpapers. Name of library is stamped on top edges. No library markings appear to exist internally. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7006

$120
Title: Dictionary of National Biography
Editors: Leslie Stephen & Sidney Lee
Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1885 -1912
Number of Volumes: Complete 63 volume set plus 6 supplementary volumes and volume of errata

Notes: Rebound in cloth with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce edition of this classic reference work containing accurate and concise biographies of noteworthy inhabitants of the British Islands and Colonies from the earliest historical period to the date of Queen Victoria's death on January, 22, 1901. Volumes 1-21 were edited by Leslie Stephen. Volumes 22-26 were edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. Lee was also the editor of last volumes (Volumes 27-63) and supplementary volumes. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Catalogue numbers appear in gilt at head of spines, name of library is visible at bottom. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Title pages bear stamps and pencil markings. Final three-volume set of supplementary volumes and volume of errata are in library binding. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $111.50
Lot 7007

$450
Title: The Old Man and the Sea
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1952 First Printing in Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with bright silver lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce original edition of this signature work by Ernest Hemingway. This novella was written in Cuba in 1951 and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway and published in his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it centers upon Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. It is noteworthy in twentieth century fiction, reaffirming Hemingway's worldwide literary prominence as well as being a significant factor in his selection for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. The author claimed this to be his best work. It received the Pulitzer Prize in May 1952.

This is a first printing with letter A and Scribner's seal on copyright page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket with original price of $3.00 is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 140 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7008

$200
Title: Life on the Mississippi
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1883 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this work by Mark Twain, the intermediate issue between the first and second states identified by McBride with "The St. Louis Hotel" on page 443 but lacking the illustration on page 441. "Life on the Mississippi" is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before and after the American Civil War. The work is profusely illustrated. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately6 1/2 " x 9" and contains 624 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7009

$225
This lot features the following piece of artwork: "Milk in the batter!" from In The Night Kitchen

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: Story copyright 1970
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 19 1/4" by 14 1/2"

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

The image shows three Oliver Hardy chefs whipping together the ingredients for a "Mickey-Cake" while in the far top left a naked Mickey is watching. The work is HAND SIGNED by the artist; shows faint wrinkle in upper left outside image area. It should be noted that all of the Sendak posters in this auction come directly from the artist's own archive. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7010

$80
Title: Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence of Thomas Moore
Editor: Lord John Russell
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1857
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with raised bands, marbled boards and bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce autobiographical work by Thomas Moore (May 28, 1779 – February 25, 1852), an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer."

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and a vignette on half title page. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. Endpapers and edges are marbled. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7011

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles that are First Printings in original dust jackets with mylar covers:

- The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder - Dated 1967 by Harper & Row
- Herzog by Saul Bellow - Dated 1964 by Viking - FFEP exhibits book plate of former owner
- The Fixer by Bernard Malamud - Dated 1966 by Farrar Straus Giroux - Includes hand written note from author, dated 1964
- House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday - Dated 1968 by Harper & Row

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7012

$130
Title: Selecta ex Historia Halebi e Codice Arabico Bibliothecae Regiae Parisiensis, Edidit, Latine Vertit et Adnotationibus Illustravit
Editor: G. W. Freytag
Publisher: Lutetiae Parisiorum, e Typographia Regia
Printing Year: 1819 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce scholarly work by German philologist Georg Wilhelm Freytag (1788 - 1861). Texts appear in Latin and Arabic. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages and marbled endpapers. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains lvi / 56 pages in Arabic / 174 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7013

$225
This auction lot includes the following group of titles that are Author Signed First Printings in original dust jackets with Mylar covers:

- Empire Falls by Richard Russo - Dated 2001 by Alfred A. Knopf -
- In America by Susan Sontag - Dated 2000 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon - Dated 2000 by Random House
- March by Geraldine Brooks - Dated 2005 by Viking
- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen - Dated 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7014

$475
Title: Lonesome Dove: A Novel
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 1985 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this volume is a scarce signed copy of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning western novel and the first published book of the Lonesome Dove series. The story focuses on the relationship of several retired Texas Rangers and their adventures driving a cattle herd from Texas to Montana. McMurtry originally developed the tale in 1972 for a feature film entitled "The Streets of Laredo" (a title later used for the sequel), which was to have starred John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and James Stewart, and be directed by Peter Bogdanovich, but plans fell through. McMurtry later resurrected the screenplay as a full-length novel, which became a bestseller and won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It was then made into a four-part TV miniseries, which won six Emmy Awards and was nominated for 13 others. It spawned four follow-up miniseries, "Return to Lonesome Dove," "Streets of Laredo," "Dead Man's Walk," and "Comanche Moon." It also spawned two television series, "Lonesome Dove: The Series" and "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years."

The author's signature appears on title page. The volume is in fine condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 843 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7015

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen - Dated 1938 by Random House - In intact dustjacket with small tears to edges
- Pillar of Smoke by John Crichton - Dated 1925 by Musson Book Company Ltd Publishers (Toronto) - in torn dustjacket
- So Many Ways by Madison Cawein - Dated 1911 by P. F. Volland & Co. (Chicago) - volume lacks spine cover
- The Book of Sir Gallahad and the Achievement of the Adventure of the Sancgreal by Sir Thomas Mallory - No date provided by George W. Jacobs & Co. (Philadelphia) - Volume lacks spine, leather binding detached or detaching
- Specimens of Inks, Black and Colored, Manufactured by Geo. Mather's Sons - No date provided by Geo. Mather's Sons - front flyleaf excised

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7016

$100
Title: Life of George Washington
Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: G. P. Putnam & Co.
Printing Years: 1856-1859
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped green/brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this biography of the first American president by Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859), an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He completed this five-volume biography, a work which he expected to be his masterpiece, just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York. This is the first edition of the original three volumes expanded to five by Irving.

The work is illustrated with engraved plates with tissue guards, as well as maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages that show foxing. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 7017

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of juvenile literature written by G.A. Henty 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 bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 7018

$70
This lot includes the two Wayzgoose Anthologies shown in the corresponding image(s). The Wayzgoose is the annual gathering of private press printers, hand bookbinders, hand paper makers and marblers. The anthology is a collection of signatures from private presses participating in this gathering. These books contain autographs and limited editions. Each hand-bound volume is in excellent condition, with crisp, clean, brightly illustrated pages. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7019

$200
This lot features the following piece of artwork: The Horn Book Magazine Cover reproduction

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1985
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 16 1/2" by 24"

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

This poster for this children's book review journal is based upon a new cover design by Sendak. It shows a Randolph Caldecott caricature with the artist portrayed as a "Wild Thing" learns to draw by studying Caldecott's famous fine lines. The work is HAND SIGNED by the artist; shows faint wrinkle in upper left outside image area Joyce Y. Hanrahan rates this work (C15b) as "uncommon" in her bibliography of Maurice Sendak. It should be noted that all of the Sendak posters in this auction come directly from the artist's own archive. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7020

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of facsimile titles by the Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections. All items are in excellent condition :

- Pigweeney the Wise; or, the History of a Wolf and Three Pigs by I. S. Alpenny - Dated 1988 by Toronto Public Library - wrappers
- The Art of Making Money Plenty in Every Man's Pocket by Dr. Franklin - Dated 1984 by Toronto Public Library - wrappers
- Classical Letters, or Alphabet of Money - Dated 1990 by Tornoto Public Library - wrappers
- The Juvenile Review in Two Parts - Dated 1982 by Toronto Public Library - wrappers
- The Paths of Life by J. H. Cotterell - Dated 1992 by Toronto Public Library - Facsimile of the edition published by R. Cartwright, London, circa 1840, with a booklet containing an introductory essay and notes on the game by Margaret Crawford. Edition limited to 1500 copies. 1 sheet that measures approximately 25" x 21 1/2" when unfolded. In paper slipcase.
- The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books by Judith St. John - Dated 1975 by Toronto Public Library - 2 volumes, with text illustrations throughout, the first also with numerous full-page plates (12 in color), the second with a frontispiece portrait of Edgar Osborne. Tall 8vo, xxiv[i]561[1] - xii[i] [563-]1138pp; original decorative cloth. First edition of vol. II, with vol. I newly revised and corrected. An essential reference for the study and research of early children's books (chiefly British) and one of the most important collection catalogues in the Antiquarian Children's Books Field.
It describes well over 5,000 works published from the 15th century to the early 20th century. Generally the cut-off date is 1910, but books published after that date by authors who were well-launched before are sometimes included. The great majority of books described were originally published in England although some original editions of books adopted by English-speaking children (e.g., Le Avventure di Pinocchio, 1883) are included. The set is well-illustrated with 11 pages of color plates, 24 pages of black-and-white plates, and 49 line illustrations in the text. There is an interesting 10 page introduction by Edgar Osborne describing the genesis of his collection and something of the paths he followed in building it up with his wife over a period of 40 years. Books are catalogued alphabetically within sections based on the reading interests of children as follows: Aesop and other fabulists; Myths and legendary heroes; Nursery stories and fairy tales; Poetry, verses, and rhymes; Nursery rhymes and alphabets; Books of instruction; The Bible and books of religious instruction; Biography and history; Travel and geography; Natural Science; Games and pastimes; Stories-before 1850; Stories-1850 and after; Periodicals and annuals; Keepsakes and miscellanies; Penny dreadfuls; Movable and toy books; Almanacs and birthday books. In addition to quite detailed bibliographic descriptions, most entries are annotated with a comment on the publication history, illustrations, advertisements or other matters of interest. Title-pages are transcribed in full (save for quotations), details of authors, titles of previous books (except for anonymous and pseudonymous works), prices, and specific addresses of publishers and printers. There are useful appendixes of: Chronological list of editions before 1800 (both volumes); List of illustrators and engravers (Volume 1); List of publishers, booksellers and printers (Volume 2); and a general index includes authors, titles, translators, editors and series.
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7021

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles; FOUR of the five are Author Signed First Printings in original dust jackets with Mylar covers:

- Rabbit At Rest by John Updike - Dated 1990 by Alfred A. Knopf - Signed on FFEP
- Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike - Dated 1981 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Paco's Story by Larry Heinemann - Dated 1986 by Farrar, Straus Giroux - Signed on title page
- The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos - Dated 1989 by Farrar, Straus Giroux - Signed on title page
- Victory Over Japan by Ellen Gilchrist - Dated 1984 by Little, Brown - Signed on title page

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7022

$300
Title: Pars Versionis Arabicae Libri Colailah Wa Dimnah Sive Fabularum Bidpai Philosophi Indi, in Usum Auditorum Edita ab Henrico Alberto Schultens
Author: Bidpai
Publisher: Henri Mostert (Leyden)
Printing Year: 1786 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of the Arabic text of the Hindu Indian Fables of Bidpai (also known as the tales of Kalilah and Dimnah): the portion here published being the chapter of the lion and the ox. These animal fables originated in India but passed into Persia before 570 AD where they were translated first into Pahlavi and then into Arabic. The Indian original, together with the Pahlavi translation were then lost, leaving the Arabic version the only one available to later scholars and translators and the means by which the fables entered western literature. It was translated into many European language and exerted a defining influence on fabulists such as LaFontaine. The full text was not printed until 1816 in the edition of Silvestre de Sacy. (courtesy of ViaLibri.com)

This edition contains a preface in Latin, text in Arabic with Latin footnotes. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Light finger smudging and name of previous owner can be seen on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 156 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7023

$18
This lot includes the group of books on books and paper shown in the corresponding image. This collection consists of several issues of the "Guild of Book Workers Journal" (dating from 1991-1996), guides to decorative paper, "The Alphabet of Creation" (Schocken, 1967)with drawings by Ben Shahn, and various pamphlets on movable stationery , modern pop-ups, etc. These books and pamphlets are well preserved. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7024

$130
Title: The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on Florida Trails; or, Adventures Among the Saw Palmetto Crackers
Author: Ralph Marlow
Publisher: A. L. Burt
Printing Year: 1914 First Edition In Rare Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in original pale green pictorial cloth covers, this antique volume is a scarce title in the Big Five Motorcycle Boys series. This volume is in intact illustrated dustjacket. The work contains a frontispiece illustration and title page vignette. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's name appears as signature and name on paper slip pasted on front flyleaf. Pictorial dustjacket is intact with very small chipping to edges. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/2 " x 7 1/2" and contains 249 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7025

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles in decorative bindings:

- Lays of Ancient Rome by Lord Macaulay - Dated 1881 by Longmans, Green - Bright gilt and black stamping on green cloth
- Esther: A Book for Girls by Rosa Carey - No year stated by J.B. Lippincott
- The Castaways by Capt. Maine Reid - Dated 1892 by T. Nelson - Illustrated
- The Bush-Boys by Capt. Maine Reid - Dated 1856 by Ticknor and Fields - Illustrated
- A Child's History of Greece by John Bonner - Dated 1857 by Harper & Brothers - Volumes I and II; gilt stamping on spine covers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7026

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of children's titles belonging to the series "The Children of All Land Stories," written by Madeline Brandeis and published by Grosset and Dunlap. All books are in their original illustrated dustjackets (with most showing minor tears to edges):

- Little Erik of Sweden - Dated 1938
- Little Philippe of Belgium - Dated 1930
- Shaun O'Day of Ireland - Dated 1929
- Little Tom of England - Dated 1935
- A Shepard Boy of Australia - Dated 1941
- Little Tony of Italy - Dated 1934 - front cover of dustjacket shows large tears

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 7027

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Programming Public Improvements - Dated 1940 by Mayor's Committee on City Planning - WPA era data illustrated with charts and graphs
- Basic Factors in the Planning - Dated 1940 by Mayor's Committee on City Planning - Volumes I and II
- Medical and Surgical Report of the Roosevelt Hospital by Frederick T. Van Beuren - Dated 1915 by Medical Board
- De Lancey Nicoll by Joseph Auerbach - Dated 1931 by Harper & Brothers
- Some Reminiscences of Carolyn R.R. Putnam - Dated 1941; no publisher stated - Illustrated with photos
- Trials and Triumphs in the Life of G.W. Henry - Dated 1871; no publisher stated - Travels of a New Yorker; some cracking at spine

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7028

$130
Title: Beloved: A Novel
Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1987 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in cream-colored cloth with silver angel stamped on top board and silver-stamping to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this novel by Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931), a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed black characters. "Beloved" is her Pulitzer Prize-winning fifth novel, loosely based on the life and legal case of the slave Margaret Garner.

The author's signature appears on title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 275 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7029

$325
This lot features the following piece of artwork: New York Is Book Country Poster

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1988
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 18 1/2" by 24"

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

This is the Tenth Anniversary poster which coincidentally occurred during the 25th Anniversary of "Where the Wild Things Are" (1963), encouraging the artist to remember old New York’s antiquarian book row: Biblio & Tannen, Dauber & Pine and Schultes Bookshop, Argosy and Samuel Weiser book stores still active but now relocated, with a giant Wild Thing gnawing at the celebratory bunting while reading Grimm’s fairy tales, William Blake, &c. It was issued on September 18, 1988 to benefit Children’s Services, New York Public Library. The work (listed in Hanrahan as C18b) is HAND SIGNED by the artist; shows faint wrinkle in upper left outside image area. It should be noted that all of the Sendak posters in this auction come directly from the artist's own archive. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7030

$35
The Gospel Its Own Witness; or, The Holy Nature and Divine Harmony of the Christian Religion, Contrasted with the Immorality and Absurdity of Deism / A Summary of the Principal Evidences for the Truth, and Divine Origin of the Christian Revelation
Authors: Andrew Fuller / Beilby
Publisher: Isaac Collins
Printing Year: 1801

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce combination of theological works. The volume has detached boards. Age-toned pages show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 235 / 72 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7031

$16
This lot includes the autographed work of printmaking shown in the corresponding image. This work shows the verse "From Linnin Rags good Paper doth derive" from "A Short Description of Pennsilvania" by Richard Frame, with letterpress printed by Mary Phelan on flax paper made by Bobbie Lippman. This work bears the signature "B. Lippman" in pencil in the bottom right-hand corner. This work is accompanied by two pieces of advertisement by Somerset printmakers and Legion Paper. All three pieces are in excellent condition and preserved in cellophane wrap. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7032

$70
Title: Mushroom: A Book of Free Forms
Author: Alfred Kreymborg
Publisher: John Marshall Co., Ltd.
Printing Year: 1916 First Edition with Letter By Author Laid In

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of a collection of free verse tone poems by Alfred Francis Kreymborg (December 10, 1883 – August 14, 1966). Kreymborg was an American poet, novelist, playwright, literary editor and anthologist. He was the first literary figure to be included in Alfred Stieglitz's 291 circle, and was briefly associated with the Ferrer Center where Man Ray was studying under Robert Henri. From 1913 to 1914, Kreymborg and Man Ray worked together to bring out ten issues of the first of Kreymborg's prominent modernist magazines: The Glebe. Ezra Pound — who had heard about The Glebe from Kreymborg's friend John Cournos — sent Kreymborg the manuscript of Des Imagistes in the summer of 1913 and this famous first anthology of Imagism was published as the fifth issue of The Glebe.

In 1913 Man Ray and Samuel Halpert, another of Henri's students, started an artist's colony in Ridgefield, New Jersey. This colony was often also referred to as "Grantwood" and comprised a number of clapboard shacks on a bluff. Kreymborg moved to Ridgefield and launched Others: A Magazine of the New Verse with Skipwith Cannell, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams in 1915. Pound had, along with the Des Imagistes poems, written to Kreymborg suggesting that he contact "Old Bull" Williams, that is William Carlos Williams. Williams did not live far from Ridgefield, and he became involved in the magazine. Soon there was a group of artists associated with the magazine. Marianne Moore came to Ridgefield for picnics, and in 1915 Marcel Duchamp moved in. Regarding Marianne Moore, she was asked in an interview whether Alfred Kreymborg was her American discoverer, to which she replied, "It could be said, perhaps; he did all he could to promote me. Miss Monroe and the Aldingtons had asked me simultaneously to contribute to Poetry and The Egoist in 1915. Alfred Kreymborg was not inhibited. I was a little different from the others. He thought that I might pass as a novelty, I guess."

Kreymborg's tone-poems, or "mushrooms," had seldom made it into print, but in 1916, soon after his move to Ridgefield, they were brought out in book form by John Marshall as "Mushrooms: A Book of Free Forms'" and Williams praised them as a "triumph for America." (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)

The volume shows light external age/wear (with very small water marking along top edge of front cover), and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages with occasional pencil marginalia (mostly check marks). Title page has tipped-in publisher's slip by Knopf over name of original publisher. Pages 15-16 and 17-18 show repairs to tears at top of pages (the latter shows larger tear across upper right-hand corner). The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 142 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7033

$22
This lot features the following historic document:

Year: 1884
Dimensions: Frame measures 18" by 12"

Details/Condition: This original framed document is the signed certificate stating membership in the New York National Guard. The paper is dated February 23, 1884. The brown wooden frame contains the printed and hand-lettered piece which shows age wear and some yellowing; some tape show-through is also visible. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7034

$60
Title: Milagros: Votive Offerings from the Americas
Author: Martha Egan
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
Printing Year: 1991 Limited Edition in Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright embossed silver and rose lettering, this antique volume is a scarce study of traditional devotional arts of the Hispanic Americas. This book traces the use and artistry of milagros, small objects offered to Saints and other popular deities by Latin Americans in return for favors or answered prayers. This copy includes the sterling silver milagro representing a traditional Mexican heart design, which is attached to the bound-in ribbon bookmark. The work contains in-text illustrations, as well as black and white and color photographs. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact slipcase is well preserved. Small promotional booklet is laid in. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 119 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7035

$40
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique books on U.S. history and business 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 bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $50.50
Lot 7036

$22
Title: Records of the Cust Family. Series III. Sir John Cust, Third Baronet, P. C. M. P. for Grantham 1742 - 1770, Speaker of the House of Commons, 1761 - 1770.
Author: Lionel Cust
Publisher: Mitchell Hughes and Clarke (London)
Printing Year: 1927 With Author-Signed Letter laid in

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with beveled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce privately-printed biography of British politician Sir John Cust (1718 - 1770). The second part of this work contains a large selection of Cust's correspondence. Author's letter, dated May 9, 1928, to an unnamed reviewer, inquiring about possible publication of notice for this book, is laid in. The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners and tearing at head of spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages that show very occasional pencil markings to margins. The book measures approximately 9 1/4" x 11 1/2" and contains 346 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7037

$325
This auction lot includes the following group of titles that are Author Signed First Printings in original dust jackets with Mylar covers:

- The Shipping News by Annie Proulx - Dated 1993 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier - Dated 1997 by Atlantic Monthly Press
- Waiting by Ha Jin - Dated 1999 by Pantheon
- Mating by Norman Rush - Dated 1991 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Charming Billy by Alice McDermott - Dated 1998 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- Middle Passage by Charles Johnson - Dated 1990 by Atheneum

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7038

$30
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection consists of decorative antique literary titles, with a number of Heritage Press publications, as well as a 1939 edition of The Grapes of Wrath. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
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