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Lot 7376

$175
Title: Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: Macmillan (London)
Printing Year: 1873
Number of Volumes: 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt decorative designs, this antique set is a scarce early edition of this classic work by Lewis Carroll. Title page of "Through the Looking Glass" indicates this to be the thirty-eighth thousand. The work contains the celebrated illustrations by John Tenniel. The volumes show significant external age/wear, with detached covers and split spines. Foxed and spotted pages are loose. "Alice in Wonderland" lacks all preliminary pages and title page (text block begins with first page of contents). "Through the Looking Glass" shows staining to upper outside corners between pages 20 and 60. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7377

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

- Tagore Nagar by Amanda Barrow - Dated 1992 by Dupius Press - Small soft cover book featuring die-cuts from front through to the back
- Wrappers Tablets & Horn Books by Shereen LaPlantz - Dated 1996 by Author - Signed by author; limited edition of 200, of which this volume is number 113
- No title given - No year given by Regali - Accordion style handmade book with blank white interior pages
- Some Mountains by Barbara Harmon - Dated 1988 by Pyramid Atlantic - Triangle-shaped fold-out book; signed by author; limited edition of 418, of which this volume is number 128 - The Illusions of Creativity - Dated 1990 by Art Directors/Communicators of Buffalo - A "call for entries" from a design association done as a series of tarot cards, with accompanying "hand" cut-out

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 7378

$60
Title: Quinte Curce De la vie et des actions d'Alexandre le Grand / Quinti Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
Author: Quintus Curtius Rufus
Publisher: Ambroise Haude (Berlin)
Printing Year: 1746

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum with embossed lettering to top of spine, this antique volume is a scarce bilingual edition of this classic work on Alexander the Great by Roman historian Quintus Curtius Rufus (writing probably during the reign of the Emperor Claudius (41-54 AD) or Vespasian). The text in French and Latin appears in double columns. French text is in the translation of Monsieur de Vaugelas, with supplements by Jean Freinshemius. The volume shows external age/wear, with markings to boards and spine. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Front flyleaf shows small excision; name of previous owner appears at top margin of the same. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/2" and contains 500 pages plus unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7379

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Memoirs of the Life, Character, and Writings of the Late Rev. Philip Doddridge by Job Orton - No year stated by J.R. and C. Childs - Full leather binding; some discoloration to initial pages
- Our Sister - No year stated by H.O. Houghton
- The Lives of Mrs. Ann H. Judson and Mrs. Sarah B. Judson by Arabella Stuart - Dated 1852 by Derby and Miller - Illustrated frontispiece; scattered foxing throughout

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 7380

$40
Title: All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings
Author: George Bush
Publisher: Scribner
Printing Year: 1999 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in blue quarter-cloth with white paper boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this collection of the correspondence and writings by the 41st President of the United States. The author's signature appears on a plate pasted on front flyleaf. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Illustrated dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 640 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7381

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Instructions for Assembly by Carol Barton - Dated 1993 by Nexus Press - Die-cut and pop-up illustrations
- The Devil and Me by Hawley Hussey - Dated 1987 by National Endowment for the Arts - Match book style cover houses fold-out narrative produced with woodcut imagery. Numbered 52 of 124.
- Square Triangle Round Skinny by Eugenia and Vladimir Radunsky - Dated 1992 by Henry Holt - Four books in a box
- Aunt Sallie's Lament by Margaret Kaufman and Claire Van Vliet - Dated 1993 by Chronicle - Slipcased
- Stairs by Rein Jansma - Dated 1982 by Elffers - White cloth binding with white paper pop-ups
- Multiples The First Decade by John L. Tancock - Dated 1971 by Philadelphia Museum of Art - Multi-colored museum publication with photography
- Flag Book by Fernando Lopes - Dated 1996 by Nexus Press - Accordion-fold art book


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 7382

$100
Title: The Stories of John Cheever
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1978 First Edition Inscribed by Author

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed collection of the stories of John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982), an American novelist and short story writer, sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs." His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born, and Italy, especially Rome. He "is now recognized as one of the most important short fiction writers of the twentieth century." This is a massive volume, which includes all the stories from five of his six previous collections (The Way Some People Live - his first book, which he declined to reprint during his lifetime - being the exception) as well as four stories that had never previously appeared in book form. Its publication was the literary event of the season, and the collection won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The author's inscription on preliminary page reads "To Ed Stevens with / my cordial regards / John Cheever / November 28 1978" 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 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 693 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7383

$80
It should be noted that these titles belong 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.

This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Ich reise nach Amerika und wer will mit? - Dated 1973 by Heinrich Hellermann - Illustrated by Maurice Sendak and others
- Les trois plumes by Brothers Grimm - Dated 1973 by Gallimard - Sendak illustrated cover and interior
- Hans-mon-herisson by Brothers Grimm - Dated 1973 by Gallimard - Sendak illustrated cover and interior
- Die Geschichte von den sieben kleinen Riesen by Maurice Sendak - Dated 1975 by Diogenes (Zurich)

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 7384

$80
Title: Nymphs, Nixies, and Naiads: Legends of the Rhine
Author: M. A. B. Evans
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1895 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce collection of legends and stories of the Rhine. The work contains illustrations by Wm. A. McCullough. The author's inscription on front flyleaf reads as follows: "Minnie J. Chapman / with the best wishes / of M. A. B. E." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Title page shows small tear along bottom edge. Bottom edge of frontispiece shows water marking. Marginal staining also appears on bottom edges of interior (markings do not affect text or illustrations). The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" and contains 111 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7385

$30
This group of 9 volumes include works by poets such as Kernighan, Irons, Gates 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: $10.50
Lot 7386

$24
This lot includes the antique oblong volume containing stock certificates shown in the corresponding image(s). These are stocks of the Northeastern Mausoleum Company which date back to the years 1913 / 1914. Included are a number of stubs with names of holders and a large number of well-preserved unissued certificates. This volume lacks rear cover and front cover is detached. Spine cover shows substantial wear. 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: $7.50
Lot 7387

$40
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on U.S. history 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: $52.50
Lot 7388

$28
Title: Alice Paulet: A Sequel to Sydenham; or, Memoirs of a Man of the World
Author: The Author of "Sydenham" (W. Massie)
Publisher: E. L. Carey & A. Hart (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1833 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in paper-covered boards with cloth spines, this antique set is a rare original edition of this work of fiction. The volumes show significant external age/wear, with remnants of taping to spine and peeling of material from boards. Binding of both volumes shows repair (title page shows taping along hinge, with tearing to top inside corner). Age-toned pages show occasional staining. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7389

$175
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: $55.50
Lot 7390

$750
Title: Strabonis Geographicorum Lib. XVII Olim, ut putatur, a Guarino Veronensi ac Gregorio Trifernate Latinitate donati, iam denuo a Conrado Heresbachio LL. Doctore, Principisque Iuliacensis Consiliario ad fidem Graeci exemplaris, authorumque, qui huc facere uidebantur, recogniti, ac plerisque locis deintegro uersi. Item, Epitomae eorundem decem & septem de Geographia librorum, nunc primum de Graeco sermone in Latinum conuersae, Hieronymo Gemusaeo, D. Medico & Philosopho interprete.
Author: Strabo
Publisher: Johannes Vualder (Basel)
Printing Year: 1539

Condition/Details: Handsomely bound in quarter vellum with marbled boards, this antique folio volume is a rare early Latin edition of the "Geographica" by Strabo (Greek: Στράβων; 63/64 BC – ca. AD 24), a Greek historian, geographer and philosopher.

Strabo's life was characterized by extensive travels to Egypt and Kush; as far west as coastal Tuscany and as far south as Ethiopia; in addition to his traverse of Asia Minor and time spent in Rome. Travel throughout the Mediterranean and near east, especially of scholarly purposes, was popular during this era, as facilitated by the relative peace enjoyed throughout the reign of Augustus (27 BC - AD 14). He moved to Rome in 44 BC, and stayed there, studying and writing, until at least 31 BC. In 29 BC, on his way to Corinth (where Augustus was at the time), he visited the Island of Gyaros in the Aegean Sea for several years. Around 25 BC, he sailed up the Nile until reaching Philae, after which point there is little record of his proceedings until 17 AD, when he returned to Rome to finish compiling a final draft of his Geography during his final years.

It is not known precisely when Strabo's Geography was written, though comments within the work itself place the finished version within the reign of Emperor Tiberius. Some place its first drafts around 7 AD, others around 18 AD. Last dateable mention is given to the death in 23 AD of Juba II, king of Maurousia (Mauretania), who is said to have died "just recently." On the presumption that "recently" means within a year, Strabo stopped writing that year or the next (24 AD), when he died. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

This edition is translated by Guarino Veronese (1370-1460) and Gregorius Tiphernas, and edited by the noted classical scholar Conrad Heresbach (1496-1576). The original translator, Guarino Veronese, was professor of Greek at the University of Ferrara, and one of the principal Italian humanists and restorers of classical learning. Among his many translations and commentaries on the Greek and Latin classics, his edition of Strabo is perhaps his most important. Strabo's Geography describes not only the geographical features of the chief countries in the Roman world, but also considers their historical and economic development, and provides many picturesque accounts of the customs and usages of their inhabitants: how the Indians capture elephants, how the Arabians derive fresh water from the sea, and how the Egyptians feed their sacred crocodile. In an epitomised form, it was widely used as a textbook in the Middle Ages.

This is an edition of seventeen books in one volume. Title page has elaborate woodcut border and a different version of the dove with branch. Some ornamented initials and woodcut borders. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages and marbled edges. Two stains appear on title page and bottom right-hand corner shows tear. (Faint) Water marking appears in top outside corner of last 30 pages of text and index. The book measures approximately 9" x 13" and contains 549 pages plus 24 unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7391

$70
Title: Cram's Unrivaled Atlas of the World, Indexed
Publisher: W. H. Stewart (Rochester, NY)
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in brown leatherette with bright gilt embossing and elaborate decorative design to front cover, this antique folio is a scarce comprehensive atlas that includes full- and double-page color maps of the states and major United States cities, as well as of the countries of the world. This work also provides a diagram of the solar system, the flags and coat of arms of countries, their history, along with historical maps, and statistics. This handsome volume is in excellent condition and is very rare in such a state. The book is solidly bound with clean pages with marbled edges. The book measures approximately 11 3/4" x 14 3/4" and contains 272 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 7392

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Histoire de l'armee francaise des origine a nos jours by Colonel J. Revol - Dated 1929 by Librairie Larousse - collection of 26 separate chapters or installments in wrappers, laid into folio folder
- Histoire militaire de Flandres, depuis l'annee 1690 jusqu'en 1694 inclusivement by Chevalier de Baurain - Dated 1776 by Pierre-Frederic Gosse - this disbound and incomplete antique volume contains title page and text to page 64
- A Nation at Bay: What an American Woman Saw and Did in Suffering Serbia by Ruth S. Farnam - Dated 1918 by Bobbs-Merrill Company (Indianapolis)

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 7393

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

- Rochambeau by Deb. Randolph Keim - Dated 1907 by Government Printing Office
- The Life of John Jay by William Jay - Dated 1833 by J. & J. Harper - Volume II; some cracking at spines
- Nurse and Spy in the Union Army by S. Emma Edmonds - Dated 1865 by W.S. Williams & Co. - Binding exhibits significant wear; some indications of moisture
- The Life of George Washington by Edward Everett - Dated 1860 by Sheldon and Company - Leather binding
- The Life and Essays of Dr. Benjamin Franklin - Dated 1854 by Leary & Getz - Gilt stamping on spine cover; spine cover detaching
- The Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin - Dated 1834 by Mahlon Day - Lacks 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: $12.50
Lot 7394

$140
Title: Interpreter of Maladies: Stories
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1999 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of this winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award. This collection of nine stories are about the lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are caught between the culture they have inherited and the "New World" they now find themselves in. The book is in fine condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 198 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7395

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

- No title given - No year or publisher given - Small wood-bound volume of blank pages; 7 16-page signatures of art-grade paper
- Loom by Carol June Barton - Dated 1989 by Author - A "tunnel book" with die-cuts from front to back
- Book of Wounds/Zero/Maps of Time, etc. - Dated 1993-1996 by Wages of Fear - four small hand made books and scroll
- Words for the World by Edward Hutchins - Dated 1995 by Editions 1995 - Tin box, 15 imprinted pencils and a brochure
- High Tension by Philip Zimmermann - Dated 1993 by Montage - Hand assembled book about anxieties of life at the "end of the millennium."

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 7396

$14
Title: Waverly Novels
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: Peter Fenelon Collier, Publisher
Printing Year: circa 1894
Number of Volumes: Complete 36 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the novels of Sir Walter Scott. This set is a reprint of the famous Abbotsford Edition, and printed in large, clear type, the aim of which was "to present the Waverly Novels to the American reading public with all of the approved illustrations that Scott's friends and literary executors have combined to furnish subjects for" (publisher's preface). The volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with certain volumes showing markings to covers and hinge cracking. The books measure approximately 4 3/4" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 7397

$12
This shelf lot includes the large group of books of world literature 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: $25.50
Lot 7398

$20
Title: Goethe and Schiller: An Historical Romance
Author: L. Muhlbach
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1868

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition (assumed first with copyright date of 1867 and title page date of 1868) of this work by Luise Mühlbach (pen name of Clara Mundt (1814–1873)), a German writer best known for her works of historical fiction. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded engraved plates by Gaston Fay. The volume shows external age/wear, with soiling to covers and chipping at ends of spine. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing and marginal markings. Preliminary page shows large tear. Preliminary pages show smudges. Previous owner's name appears printed on strip of paper pasted to front endpaper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 283 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7399

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A Memorial of the Semi-Centennial Celebration - Dated 1859 by Warren F. Draper
- The Life of a Hindu Woman by Rev. Libbie Griffin - Dated 1927; no publisher stated - Illustrated frontispiece
- The Journal of John Woolman by John Whittier - Dated 1871 by James R. Osgood - Gilt stamping
- The Story of Mary Jones and Her Bible < - Dated 1884 by British and Foreign Bible Society - Decorative cover with gilt and black stamping
- A Winter Pastoral by E. Clifford Wadsworth - Dated 1892 by Frederick Berg - Signed by the author on FFEP
- The Dying Hours by D.P. Kidder - Dated 1854 by Carlton & Phillips
- The Unending Genesis by H.M. Simmons - Dated 1883 by Colegrove - Gilt stamping
- The Word by Olney Dyer - Dated 1883; no publisher stated


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 7400

$70
Title: The Bostonians: A Novel
Author: Henry James
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Printing Year: 1886 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce original U.S. edition of this novel by Henry James.

This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, an unbending political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a zealous Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty protege of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the contest between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political activists, newspaper people, and quirky eccentrics.

The volume shows light external age/wear. Front hinge is beginning to crack. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; traces of card pocket are visible on rear endpaper (rear flyleaf has been excised). Library stamp can be seen on title page. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 449 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7401

$45
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage literature 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: $39.50
Lot 7402

$40
This lot includes the dustjacket for J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" shown in the corresponding image(s). This dustjacket is from an early or first edition. It has been designed by the author and bears his initials at bottom right-hand corner of front cover. This dustjacket shows minor wear to edges. 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 7403

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

- Twenty-First Annual Report of the United States Geological Society - Dated 1901 by Government Printing Office - Illustrated; spine cover lacking, back board detaching
- Die gesammten Naturwissenschaften by Hermann Mafius - Dated 1857 by G.D. Badefer - Volumes I and II, decorative gilt stamping on covers
- Elements of Astronomy by John Brocklesby - Dated 1867 by Sheldon and Company - Illustrated; spine cover lacking
- Manual of Chemistry by William Macneven - Dated 1826 by Evert Duyckinck
- The Philosophy of Natural History by William Smellie - Dated 1847 by William Reynolds - Leather binding; front board is lacking
- A Manual of Natural Philosophy by John Comstock - Dated 1846 by Adam Scott - 1/2 leather with decorative 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: $15.50
Lot 7404

$55
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers
Publisher: Institute of Mining Engineers
Printing Year: 1916 - 1920
Number of Volumes: 11 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 and Metallurgical Engineers. These are volumes LXIII, LXIV, LXVII - LXIX, LXXI to LXXVI. 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. Volume LXXIII has detaching spine cover. Volume XXVI has tearing along front gutter. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers, labels are visible on rear endpapers. Title pages show pencil markings. 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 7405

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- New York at the Jamestown Exposition by Cuyler Reynolds - Dated 1909 by J.B. Lyon - Illustrated with engravings, photos and fold-outs
- Education in New York 1784-1954 by Harlan Horner - Dated 1954 by University of the State of NY
- Annual Report of the Secretary of State on the Criminal Statistics - Dated 1867 by Van Benthuysen & Sons - Statistics in charts and graphs
- History of Buffalo Consistory by James Nixon - Dated 1915 by Orient of Buffalo
- Regulations for the Military Forces - Dated 1912 by J.B. Lyon
- James K. O'Connor by Margaret M. O'Connor - Dated 1913 by Davis Union - 2 copies of this volume included in this lot

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 7407

$22
This group of 10 volumes include works by poets such as Braithwaite, Trombly, Long and others. Some volumes are signed by the authors. 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 7408

$16
Title: Half-Hours with the Best Authors. With biographical and critical notices.
Editor: Charles Knight
Publisher: Frederick Warne and Co. (London)
<Printing Year: circa 1880
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with raised bands and marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century anthology edited by English publisher and author Charles Knight (1791 - 1873). The work is illustrated with many vignettes and engravings. These volumes show external age/wear, with chipping to spine labels. The books are solidly bound with clean pages and marbled endpapers / edges. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7409

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Falls of Niagara by Joseph Spencer - Dated 1906 by S.E. Dawson - Large, intact fold-out maps at front of volume; front board lacking and spine cover has lost matter
- The Susquehanna by Carl Carmer - Dated 1955 by Rinehart - Author signed in original dust jacket
- The Hudson by Carl Carmer - Dated 1939 by Rinehart - Author signed in original dust jacket
- Tugby's Guide to Niagara Falls by Thomas Tugby - Dated 1889 by the Author - Some signatures 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 7410

$60
Title: The Known World
Author: Edward P. Jones
Publisher: Amistad
Printing Year: 2003 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in pearl-gray quarter cloth on vanilla-colored boards, this antique volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by Edward P. Jones. "The Known World" was Jones's first novel and second book. Set in antebellum Virginia, it examines issues regarding the ownership of black slaves by free black people as well as by whites. A book with many points of view, "The Known World" paints an enormous canvas thick with personalities and situations that show how slavery destroys but can also be transcended.

The author's signature appears on the 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 388 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7411

$4250
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Really Rosie: Rosie, Kathy, Johnny, Alligator

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Pencil on paper
Year: 1974
Dimensions: Unframed, measures approximately 9" by 7 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 work is matted and covered with mylar and includes Sendak's signature below the drawing as well as an explanatory note to the animators in blue ball point pen. This drawing served as a study for the animators who worked on Sendak's "Really Rosie" (1975) video musical cartoon based on the Nutshell Library with music by Carole King. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 7412

$70
Title: From the Jungle through Europe with Roosevelt
Author: John Callan O'Laughlin
Publisher: Chapple Publishing Company, Ltd. (Boston)
Printing Year: 1910

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with paper spine label, this antique volume is a scarce eyewitness account by a reporter for the "Chicago Tribune" of former president Theodore Roosevelt's travels and reception in Africa and Europe in 1909. The work is illustrated with a number of full-page photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7" and contains 175 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7413

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

- James W. Wadsworth, Jr. by Henry Holthusen - Dated 1926 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
- The Journal of a Country Woman by Emma Rogers - Dated 1912 by Eaton & Mains - Gilt stamping; illustrated with photos
- John Butler Sketch of His Life- Dated 1890 by Wm Hubbard & Co.
- Memorial of Benjamin Franklin Willoughby and Sarah Willoughby - No year or publisher stated
- Hosea Ballou by Oscar Safford - Dated 1889 by Universalist Publishing - Illustrated with engravings
- My Finger is on American Publishers by The Broad Pen - Dated 1963 by The Broad Pen Bookhouse
- Diary of a Trip Abroad by Mrs. A.A. Atwood - Dated 1913; no publisher stated - Soft 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
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