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Lot 7339

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Wild Flowers of America by Jane Harvey - Dated 1932 by Whitman - Wooden outer binding encases hard cover; bound at spine with leather ties
- A Vista by John Crichton - Dated 1921 by A.T. Chapman
- The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde - Dated 1913 by Stokes - First edition with blue cloth cover and tipped-in color illustration; color illustrations throughout by Spencer Nichols
- The Story of the Pearl - Dated 1935 by Marcus and Company - Title page illustrated by original Rockwell Kent drawing
- Childe Harold's Pilgrimage by Lord Byron - Dated 1853 by Henry Carey Baird - 1/2 leather binding with raised bands and gilt title; marbled boards

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: $6.50
Lot 7340

$24
Title: Crabcakes
Author: James Alan McPherson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Printing Year: 1998 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in gray quarter cloth with white boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this memoir by James Alan McPherson (born September 16, 1943 in Savannah, Georgia), a United States short story writer and essayist, a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship, and a member of the permanent faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. The author's signature appears on title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is well preserved. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 281 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7341

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

- Lessons from Biography for Young Men - No year stated by American Sunday-School Union
- The Douglas Family by Catherine Bell - Dated 1868 by Frederick Warne and Co. - Illustrated frontispiece
- Questions on the Bible by John McDowell - Dated 1827 by Hastings & Tracy
- The Factory Boy - Dated 1846 by New England Sabbath School Union - Gilt stamping on spine cover
- Farmer Goodwin's Rule - Dated 1848 by American Sunday-School Union
- The Riverside Farmhouse by Mrs. M.E. Miller - Dated 1875 by American Tract Society - Decorative cover
- Big Jane by Catherine Bell - No year stated by Carlton & Porter

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 7342

$325
Title: Scala Paradisi
Author: Ioannus Climacus
Publisher: Officina Birckmannica (Cologne)
Printing Year: 1583

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum, this antique volume is a scarce edition of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," or "Ladder of Paradise" (Κλίμαξ; Scala or Climax Paradisi), an important ascetical treatise for monasticism in Eastern Christianity written by John Climacus in ca. AD 600 at the request of John, Abbot of Raithu, a monastery situated on the shores of the Red Sea.
The Scala, which obtained an immense popularity and has made its author famous in the Church, is addressed to anchorites and cenobites and treats of the means by which the highest degree of religious perfection may be attained. Divided into thirty parts, or "steps," in memory of the thirty years of the life of Christ, it presents a picture of all the virtues and contains a great many parables and historical touches, drawn principally from the monastic life, and exhibiting the practical application of the precepts. At the same time, as the work is mostly written in a concise, sententious form, with the aid of aphorisms, and as the reasonings are not sufficiently closely connected, it is at times somewhat obscure. This explains its having been the subject of various commentaries, even in very early times (background information courtesy of Wikipedia).

The volume shows external age/wear, with perforation to lower portion of spine cover. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show sporadic spotting. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/4" and contains 547 pages plus unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7343

$16
This group of 6 volumes includes works by Melville, Cellini, French and others. 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: $12.50
Lot 7344

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Machines and Morality: The 1850s by Robert Sobel - Dated 1973 by Thomas Y. Crowell Company - First printing in well-preserved slipcase
- Historic Roadsides in New Jersey - Dated 1928 by Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey - fold-out map at rear
- Moosabec Manaveling by Aallorton - Dated 1950 by A. A. Norton - spiral binding
- The Two Jacks: The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather by Will R. Bird - No date provided by Macrae Smith Company (Philadelphia) - ex-library volume
- The Old South or the Romance of Early New England History by James O. Fagan - Dated 1923 by Press of Geo. H. Ellis Co. (Boston) - blue wrappers
- Some High Spots in the Commonplace Autobiography of J. A. L. - Dated 1934 by J. B. Lyon Company, Publishers (Albany, NY)
- Handbook of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Convention of the American Bankers Association and a Guide Book to Boston - Dated 1913 by American Bankers Association & Ginn & Company, Publishers (Boston)

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 7345

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Illini, A Story of the Prairies by Clark Carr - Dated 1908 by A.C. McClurg & Co. - Illustrated
- Stratigraphy and Structure at Three Forks, Montana by George W. Berry - Dated 1941, no publisher stated - Bound, signed dissertation, accompanied by copy printed by The Geological Society of America. Illustrated with fold-out maps
- A Short History of Westmoreland County by C.M. Bomberger - Dated 1941 by Jeanette Publishing - With original dustjacket; illustrated
- An Address Embracing the Early History of Delaware by Rev. George Foot - Dated 1898 by John Rogers Press
- A History of Masonry in Greenwich, Connecticut by Frederick Hubbard - Dated 1926 by Gillespie Brothers - Gilt stamping; number 36 of 300 copies
- Historic Summer Haunts by F. Lauriston Bullard - Dated 1912 by Little, Brown - Bright gilt stamping on blue cloth


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 7346

$45
Title: Plains Song for Female Voices
Author: Wright Morris
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
Printing Year: 1980 First Printing Inscribed by Author

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by Wright Marion Morris (January 6, 1910 – April 25, 1998), an award-winning American novelist, photographer, and essayist. He is known for his portrayals of the people and artifacts of the Great Plains in words and pictures, as well as for experimenting with narrative forms. This novel was a National Book Award winner.

The author's inscription on half title page reads "for Dan (illegible last name) / Wright Morris / (illegible name) Valley 5-7-80." A card signed by the author is laid in. That inscription reads "I wish you good hunting / with your collection, but you / must spare me further auto-/ graphs. / Regards / WM." A New York Times review of this novel is also laid in. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 229 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7347

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

- ZYX, 26 Poetic Portraits by Rhodes Patterson - Dated 1989 by Society of Typographic Arts - Alphabet book highlighting the work of 26 designers and illustrators
- Quaint Cuts in the Chap Book Style by John Crawhall - Dated 1974 by Dover - Hard bound book features antique clip art
- Le musee de la double soif by Edmond Haraucourt, edited by Cusenier - Dated 1925 by Draeger - Profusely illustrated with woodcuts and photography
- The Anatomy of The Image Maps by Bonnie Gordon - Dated 1982 by Visual Studies Workshop - Signed by author
- The Push Pin Style - Dated 1970 by Communication Arts - A catalog of the work of this influential design studio of the 60s and 70s
- Seeing - Dated 1998 by Strathmore Paper - Photography focusing on the anthropomorphic aspects of inanimate objects
- Seeing: Details - Dated 1999 by Strathmore Paper

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 7348

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles with attractive bindings:

- Half-Hours with the Best Authors. With Biographical and Critical Notices by Charles Knight - No date provided by George Routledge & Co. (London) - 4 volumes in half-leather binding with raised bands and marbled boards. Chipping to spine labels.
- Life of George Washington by Washington Irving - Dated 1856-1859 by G. P. Putnam - 4 volumes (volumes II - V) in half-leather binding with raised bands and marbled boards. Chipping at heads of spines.

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: $15.50
Lot 7349

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

- A Half Century of Sonnets by Gustav Davidson - Dated 1924 by Nicholas Brown - Limited edition of 550, of which this volume is number 161
- Bestiary; or, The Parade of Orpheus by Guillaume Apollinaire - Dated 1980 by Godine - Woodcut illustrations by Raoul Dufy
- Sleeping on Doors by Steven Orlen - Dated 1975 by Penumbra - Signed by author; limited edition of 200, of which this volume is number 177
- Lines on the Publication of the Collected Poems of Robert Creeley 1945-1975 - Dated 1982 by Bolt Court Press - Signed by author; limited edition of 100, of which this volume is number 82
- Sonnets to the Ideal by George Bertrand - Dated 1911 by Hahn & Harmon - Signed by author; limited edition of 200, of which this volume is number 58
- Father William by Lewis Carroll - Dated 1987 by The Looking Glass Press - Excerpted from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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 7350

$45
Title: The Old Merchants of New York City
Author: Walter Barrett
Publisher: Thomas R. Knox & Co.
Printing Year: 1885
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with maroon label lettered in gilt, this antique set is a scarce historical study of the New York merchant class. This set lacks volume III. The volumes show external age/wear, with sunning to a strip of front cover of volume IV. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7351

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

- Operative Dentistry for Children by Evangeline Jordon - Dated 1927 by Publisher - Illustrated with photos
- Ceramics in Dentistry by Albert LeGro - Dated 1931 by Dental Items of Interest Publishing - Illustrated with photos
- Juvenile Dentistry by Walter McBride - Dated 1937 by Lea & Febiger - Illustrated with photos

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 7352

$275
Title: The Tooti Nameh; or, Tales of a Parrot, in the Persian Language, With an English Translation
Author: Ziya' al-Din Nakhshabi
Publisher: J. Debrett (London)
Printing Year: 1801

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce bilingual edition of this work by Ziya' al-Din Nakhshabi, a 14th-century Persian physician and Sufi living in India. He is also known to have edited and added his own verses to this Persian translation of a Sanskrit collection of 52 tales narrated by a parrot ("tuti" in Persian) and a nightingale ("sharak") to a woman in order to keep her away from a lover while her husband, a traveling merchant, was absent.

Text appears in Persian with English translation on facing page. Both boards of this volume are detached and taped to hinges. Rear board is taped to rear endpaper. Preliminary pages and title page are detached. Text block is intact, with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 340 pages (each text is numbered separately, with English translation showing a total of 170 pages). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7353

$26
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on theology 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: $32.50
Lot 7354

$325
Title: One Thousand Valuable Secrets, in the Elegant and Useful Arts, Collected from the Practice of Best Artists, and Containing an Account of the Various Methods of the Composition of Metals. -- of Varnishes. Of Mastichs, Cements, Sealing Wax. Of the Glass Manufactory. Various Imitations of Precious Stones and French Paste. Of Colours and Painting, Useful for Carriage Painters. Of Painting on Paper. Of Compositions for Limners. Of Transparent Colours. Of Colours to Dye Skins and Gloves. To Colour and Varnish Copper-Plate Prints. Of Painting on Glass. Of Colours of All Sorts, for oil, water and crayons. Of preparing the lapis lazuli. To make ultramarine. Of the art of guilding. The art of dying woods, bones, &c. The art of casting in moulds. Of making useful sort of ink. The art of making wines. -- Of making vinegars. Of liquors, essential oils, &c. Of confectionary. Of preparing various kinds of snuffs. Of taking out spots and stains. Of fishing, angling, bird-catching, and a variety of other curious, entertaining and useful articles.
Publisher: B. Davies and T. Stephens (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1795 Stated First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce original U.S. edition of selections from "Secrets concernant les arts et metiers" ("Secrets Concerning Arts and Trades"). The editor of the American edition notes in the preface that "Whilst the inhabitants of Europe are distracted by the din of arms and their principal employment is to contrive the most expeditious means of destroying one another, let the happy citizens of these infant States turn their attention to the useful and elegant arts of peace; let them avail themselves of the discoveries of those ancient nations in the happier years that are past; until we no longer stand in need of their supplies, or remain exposed to the fluctuations of their fortune."

The volume shows mild external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show sporadic spotting. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" and contains 377 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7355

$26
This group of 10 volumes include works by poets such as E. Scott Farley, Max Ellison, Nina Layard, George Scarbrough and others. 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: $8.50
Lot 7356

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Mercersburg Review - Dated 1851 by Alumni of Marshall College (Mercersburg, PA) - Volume III, bound in quarter leather with marbled boards
- The Mercersburg Review - Dated 1853 by Alumni of Marshall College - Volume V, bound in quarter leather with marbled boards
- Golf for Beginners -- and Others by Marshall Whitlach - Dated 1925 by Macmillan Company

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: $6.50
Lot 7357

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 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 7358

$275
Title: Sophie's Choice
Author: William Styron
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1979 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and gilt stamped signature to front cover, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this signature work by William Styron. It concerns a young American Southerner, an aspiring writer, who befriends the Jewish Nathan Landau and his beautiful lover Sophie, a Polish (but non-Jewish) survivor of the Nazi concentration camps. An immediate bestseller and the basis of a successful film, the novel is often considered both Styron's best work and a major novel of the twentieth century. The difficult decision that shapes the character Sophie is sometimes used as an idiom. A "Sophie's Choice" is a tragic choice between two unbearable options. Sophie's Choice won the National Book Award for fiction in 1980.

The author's signature appears on half title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 515 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7359

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

- Memoirs of the Life of William Pitt by George Tomline - Dated 1821 by Abraham Small - Ex-library; full leather, front board is detaching
- Joseph Chamberlain by Elsie Gulley - Dated 1926 by Columbia University - Author-signed on FFEP
- Prize Essays and Transactions of the Highland Society by Henry MacKenzie - Dated 1816 by Constable and Company - Back board detached, but present, lacks front board
- Commentaries on the Laws of England by Sir William Blackstone - Dated 1838 by W.E. Dean - Volume I; leather binding detached, but present
- Catalog of Books, National Library of Ireland - Dated 1880; no publisher stated - Ex-library
- Charles O'Malley by Charles Lever - Dated 1848 by Bernh. Taychnitz Jun. - Volume III
- The Transplanted Shamrock - Dated 1800 by American Tract Society

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: $12.50
Lot 7360

$28
Title: The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillana
Author: Lesage
Publisher: Gibbings & Company (London) / J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1896
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with black lettering, this antique set is a scarce edition of this picaresque novel by French novelist and playwright Alain-René Lesage (May 6, 1668, Sarzeau–November 17, 1747, Boulogne). It is considered to be the last masterpiece of the picaresque genre. This edition is in the translation of Henri van Laun, with introduction, life and notes.

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and plates with tissue guards. The volumes show external age/wear, with sunning and markings to covers. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7361

$250
Title: Papa Beer Komt Thuis (Father Bear Comes Home, Dutch Edition)
Author: Else Holmelund Minarik
Publisher: Ploegsma (Amsterdam)
Printing Year: 1966 First Dutch Edition Signed by Illustrator Maurice Sendak with Additional Drawing

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."

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 of Cornell University.

This work is a Dutch translation of "Little Bear" (originally published in 1957, see Hanrahan A26). Hard cover with color illustration printed on front board. Signed by Maurice Sendak on front flyleaf, with additional drawing of "Father Bear" above the signature. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7362

$60
Title: Fragmentary Remains, Literary and Scientific, of Sir Humphry Davy, Bart., Late President of the Royal Society, etc., with a Sketch of His Life and Selections from His Correspondence
Editor: John Davy
Publisher: John Churchill (London)
Printing Year: 1858 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce (auto)biography of Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet FRS MRIA (December 17, 1778 – May 29, 1829), a British chemist and inventor. He is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. He invented the Davy lamp, which allowed miners to enter gassy workings. Berzelius called Davy's 1806 Bakerian Lecture On Some Chemical Agencies of Electricity "one of the best memoirs which has ever enriched the theory of chemistry." This paper was central to any chemical affinity theory in the first half of the nineteenth century. (background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along gutters and minor chipping at ends of volumes. Hinges have been repaired. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains viii / 330 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7363

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Works of Rev. George Crabbe - Dated 1823 by John Murray - Volumes I through V; 1/2 leather with decorative boards, volume II front board is detached but present
- The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe - Dated 1859 by Leary, Getz & Co. - Lacks spine cover; front board and initial pages detached, but present

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 7364

$35
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material contains of an issue of "The Programme: A Journal of the Drama, Music, Literature, Art, etc.", dated December 13, 1860, featuring a front page announcement of a performance of famous Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth (brother of the infamous assassin John Wilkes Booth); various antique almanacs and song books; Roycrofters booklets; an edition of Kipling's "The Recessional" in illustrated wrappers; a miniature chapbook entitled "Cinderella or the Glass Slipper" (1888), etc. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7365

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of juvenile literature written by authors Horatio Alger Jr. and Oliver Optic 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: $18.50
Lot 7366

$35
Title: Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music: A Description of the Character and Music of Birds, Intended To Assist in the Identification of Species Common in the Eastern United States
Author: E. Schuyler Mathews
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1904 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a very scarce original edition of this much-reprinted ornithological study. Through watercolor illustrations, transcriptions of bird songs and lush descriptions of the birds themselves, the book documents 82 species. Each bird's song is noted using musical notation. The work contains black-and-white and color plates. The volume shows significant external age/wear. Binding is somewhat shaken. One plate is detached and laid in. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Front endpaper shows traces of removal of stamps and plates. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 7" and contains XXXV / 262 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7367

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles in decorative bindings:

- City Ballads by Will Carleton - Dated 1885 by Harper & Brothers - Illustrated with engravings, intricate gilt stamping
- Farm Ballads by Will Carleton - Dated 1873 by Harper & Brothers - Illustrated with engravings, intricate gilt stamping
- City Legends by Will Carleton - Dated 1890 by Harper & Brothers
- City Festivals by Will Carleton - Dated 1892 by Harper & Brothers - Illustrated with engravings, intricate gilt stamping
- Golden Songs of Great Poets - Dated 1877 by Sarah H. Leggett
- The Poetical Works of Alice and Phoebe Cary by Mary Clemmer - Dated 1878 by Hurd and Houghton

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: $12.50
Lot 7368

$35
Title: The Pagan Mythology of Ancient Greece and Rome, Versified. Accompanied with Philosophical Elucidations of the Probable Latent Meaning of Some of the Fables of the Ancients, on a Theory Entirely New.
Author: NA
Publisher: Printed for the Author (London)
Printing Year: 1809

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce work on the myths of antiquity. The work is illustrated with (colored) impressions from engravings on wood by J. Berryman. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board detaching. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 148 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7369

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

- Typography by Aaron Burns - Dated 1961 by Reinhold - Large format black cover with white stamping
- The Ultimate Marbling Handbook by Diane Maurer-Mathison - Dated 1999 by Watson-Guptill - Author signed
- 80 Years Later by Pamela Spitzmueller - Dated 1986 by Guild of Book Workers
- Collaborations and Connections - Dated 1990 by Arizona State University - Museum catalog
- Book As Art XIV Temptations by Krystyna Wasserman - Dated 2003 by National Museum of Women in the Arts
- First Exhibition of Members; The Lone Star Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers - Dated 1993; no publisher stated
- Books & Bookends by Carol Barton and Henry Barrow - Dated 1990 by Popular Kinetics Press - Small discoloration to front and back pages of spiral-bound volume


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 7370

$35
Title: The Keepers of the House
Author: Shirley Ann Grau
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1964 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with yellow lettering and red decorative motifs, this volume is a scarce copy of this novel set in rural Alabama. It covers seven generations of the Howland family that lived in the same house and built a community around themselves. As such, it is a metaphor for the long-established families of the Deep South of the United States, their encounter with changing values and norms, and the hypocrisy of racism. In 1965, "The Keepers of the House" was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The author's signature appears on front flyleaf. The volume is in excellent condition, solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 309 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7371

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

- History of the Village of Sherburne, New York - Dated 1896 by John P. Gomph - Illustrated
- The Story of Old Bill Marshall by Horatio Pollock - Dated 1948 by Middleburgh Publishing
- Albany Directory and City Register - Dated 1854 by J. Munsell - Lacks spine cover
- The New York Civil List by Franklin Hough - Dated 1861 by Weed, Parsons - Civil War era volume; lacks spine cover
- First Lessons in Civil Government by Andrew Young - Dated 1849 by Mark H. Newman & Co. - Leather binding

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 7372

$100
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Mining (and Metallurgical) Engineers
Publisher: Institute of Mining Engineers
Printing Year: 1916 - 1920
Number of Volumes: 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of papers and proceedings of the Institute of Mining Engineers (as of volume LX the series has a slight variation in its title: "...Mining and Metallurgical Engineers"). These are volumes LIII to LXII. These books are profusely illustrated with in-text and fold-out diagrams, illustrations and maps. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers, labels are visible on rear endpapers. Withdrawal stamps in small type can be seen on rear flyleaves. Lightly age-toned pages are without library markings. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 7373

$250
Title: Der Greif und der Jungste der Domherren (The Griffin and the Minor Canon, German Edition)
Author: Frank R. Stockton
Publisher: Carlsen
Printing Year: 1969 First German Edition Signed by Illustrator Maurice Sendak with Additional Drawing

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."

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 of Cornell University.

This is a German translation of "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" (originally published in 1963, see Hanrahan A55). Hard cover with color illustration printed on front and back boards. Signed by Mr. Sendak on the front flyleaf, with additional drawing of "Minor Canon" above the signature. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7374

$100
Title: History of the Greek Revolution; Compiled from Official Documents of the Greek Government; Sketches of the War in Greece, by Philip James Green, Esq. Late British Consul for Patrass, in Greece; and the Recent Publications of Mr. Blaquiere, Mr. Humphrey, Mr. Emerson, Count Pecchio, Rt. Hon. Col. Stanhope, the Modern Traveller, and Other Authentic Sources
Author: John L. Comstock
Publisher: William W. Reed & Co.
Printing Year: 1828 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce history of a successful war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1829. The work is illustrated with a fold-out frontispiece plate and an additional fold-out engraving (but as usual no map of Greece as referred to on title page). The volume lacks front board. Spine cover and rear hinge are cracked. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x7 1/4 " and contains 503 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7375

$22
This group of 10 volumes include works by poets such as Garvin, Strong, Simonson, Doyle and others. Some books are autographed by the author. 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: $10.50
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