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Lot 7039

$250
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Me And Mickey (Double Portrait of Maurice Sendak and Mickey Mouse)

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1981
Dimensions: Signed and numbered (368/500). Unframed, measures 17 1/2" by 22 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).

This poster was issued by the Rosenbach Museum & Library [Philadelphia, 1981] for their exhibition “Maurice Sendak: The Artist’s Collection of Children’s Toys, Books and Drawings”. The image of the artist waving at a reflection of Mickey Mouse was first used in TV Guide magazine (1978) where Mr. Sendak wrote about his childhood memories to commemorate both his and Mickey's (“Steamboat Willie”) birth year of 1928. The work (Hanrahan C10, ranked as scarce) 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 7040

$650
Title: The Killer Angels
Author: Michael Shaara
Publisher: David McKay Company
Printing Year: 1974 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in blue paper-covered boards with a blue cloth spine (titles stamped in gold), this volume is a scarce original edition of Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning second novel. The book tells the story of four days of the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War: June 30, 1863, as the troops of both the Union and the Confederacy move into battle around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and July 1, July 2, and July 3, when the battle was fought. The story is character driven and told from the perspective of various protagonists. A film adaptation of the novel, titled "Gettysburg," was released in 1993. The work is illustrated with 18 full-page maps by Don Pitcher.

The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Book is in well-preserved dustjacket with price on front flap. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 374 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7041

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of First Printing titles in original dust jackets with mylar covers:

- The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor - Dated 1958 by Doubleday
- Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor - Dated 1955 by World Publishing
- A Fable by William Faulkner - Dated 1954 by Random House
- The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter - Dated 1965 by Harcourt, Brace

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 7042

$45
Title: Reflections on the Commerce of the Mediterranean, Deduced from Actual Experience, during a Residence on Both Shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Containing a Particular Account of the Traffic of the Kingdoms of Algiers, Tunis, Sardinia, Naples and Sicily, the Morea, etc. With an Impartial Examination into the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants in Their Commercial Dealings, and a Particular Description of the Manufactures Property Adapted for Each Country
Author: John Jackson
Publisher: Isaac Riley
Printing Year: 1809

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce second American edition of a study of Mediterranean trade that describes the commercial mores of the inhabitants and argues for an increase in English trade with the region. This edition contains a four-page preface. The volume has detached boards and chipped spine. Age-toned pages show occasional staining. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 182 pages plus 21 pages of unpaginated index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7043

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

- Report Exhibit of the State of New York at the World's Columbian Exposition - Dated 1894 by James B. Lyon - Illustrated with photos; includes fold-out map of NY exhibition area
- New York State's Prominent and Progressive Men by Mitchell Harrison - Dated 1902 by New York Tribune - Volumes I and III; 1/2 leather, boards detached but present
- Memoirs of the New York State Museum by Charles Beecher and John Clarke - Dated 1889 by University of the State of New York - Illustrated with 8 plates of drawings of Brachiopoda
- History of the State of New-York by Joseph Moulton - Dated 1826 by E. Bliss - Part II; lacks cover, title page is detached, but present
- Semi-Centennial Celebration, New York Historical Society - Dated 1854 by The Society - Soft cover, lacks back cover, 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: $20.50
Lot 7044

$60
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers
Publisher: Institute of Mining Engineers (Easton, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1871 - 1876
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of papers and proceedings of the Institute of Mining Engineers. These are volumes I - IV. These books are illustrated with in-text and fold-out diagrams and illustrations. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear. Volume I lacks spine cover. Upper quarter of the spine cover of volume IV is detaching from rear gutter. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers, labels are visible on rear endpapers. 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: $9.50
Lot 7045

$140
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: McClelland Barclay
Medium: Gouche (opaque watercolor)
Year: c1940s
Dimensions: Unframed, mat measures 22" by 16"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a moonlit scene of a WWII era, silhouetted warship cruising past a mountainous landform. Renowned artist McClelland Barclay (1891–1942) was an American painter of pin-up art. Born in St. Louis, Barclay studied first at the Art Institute of Chicago, then later at the Art Students League in New York City, where he studied under George Bridgman and Thomas Fogarty. By the age of 21, Barclay's work had been published in The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, and Cosmopolitan.

During World War I he was awarded a prize by the Committee on National Preparedness in 1917 for his poster "Fill the Breach." The next year, he designed naval camouflage under the direction of William Mackay, Chief of the New York District Emergency Fleet Corporation.

During the 1920s and 1930s, McClelland Barclay’s images were selected for use by art directors for the nation’s most popular periodicals including Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies’ Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. He began painting movie poster art for Hollywood studios during the 1930s as well, and was considered a superstar in the film industry. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows very slight yellowing of age, but is in excellent condition. Painted on Illustration Board. Mat features a freeform cut-out around image. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7046

$45
Title: Trenching at Gallipoli: The Personal Narrative of a Newfoundlander with this Ill-Fated Dardanelles Expedition
Author: John Gallishaw
Publisher: Century Co.
Printing Year: 1916 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full brown cloth with a trench combat scene, rendered in black, gray and orange, this antique volume is a scarce first-person account by a member of the First Newfoundland Regiment during the Dardanelles campaign of the First World War. The work is illustrated with photographic plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor loss of material to head of spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 241 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7047

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles; FOUR of the five are Author Signed First Printings in original dustjackets with Mylar covers:

- Three Junes by Julia Glass - Dated 2002 by Pantheon - Signed on title page
- The Hours by Michael Cunningham - Dated 1998 by Farrar, Straus, Giroux - Signed on title page
- A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler - Dated 1992 by Henry Holt - Signed on title page
- The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard - Dated 2003 by Farrar, Straus, Giroux - Signed on half-title page
- The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck - Dated 2004 by HarperCollins

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 7048

$130
Title: Les oiseaux et les fleurs, allegories morales d'Azz-Eddin Elmocaddessi, publies en arabe, avec une traduction et des notes
Author: Abd al-Salam ibn Ahmad 'Izz al-Din al-Makdisi
Publisher: Imprimerie Royale (Paris)
Printing Year: 1821

Condition/Details: Bound in rebacked spine with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce bilingual edition of this allegorical work by a Jerusalem-born author who lived in the thirteenth century. Original Arabic text appears with translation into French and notes by French orientalist Joseph Héliodore Sagesse Vertu Garcin de Tassy (January 25, 1794 - September 2, 1878), known for his studies of Islam and his translations from Arabic, Turkish and Persian. Garcin de Tassy was the first French scholar to dedicate himself to the study of the Hindustani language.

The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show light foxing. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8" and contains 240 pages of text in French plus 120 pages of Arabic text. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7049

$200
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Hansel and Gretel, Houston Grand Opera performance

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1996
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 22" by 28"

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 an original full-color poster for the world-premiere production of this important opera with Mr Sendak’s imaginative sets and costumes. Based upon the original Humperdinck version after the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. The work (Hanrahan C30) 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 7050

$26
Title: The Heart Is a Little to the Left: Essays on Public Morality
Author: William Sloane Coffin
Publisher: University Press of New England
Printing Year: 1999 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black quarter cloth with yellow boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by Reverend William Sloane Coffin, Jr. (June 1, 1924 – April 12, 2006), a liberal Christian clergyman and long-time peace activist with international stature. He was ordained in the Presbyterian church and later received ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ.

The author's signature appears on title page, together with the signatures of Scotty McLennan and Garry Trudeau. American cartoonist Garry Trudeau (b. July 21, 1948) is, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip. Scotty McLennan (b. November 21, 1948) is an ordained minister, lawyer, professor, published author, public speaker and senior administrator at Stanford University in Stanford, California. Since January 1, 2001, McLennan has been the Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University, where he oversees campus-wide religious affairs and supervises over 30 university student groups that comprise the Stanford Associated Religions, is the minister of Stanford Memorial Church, and teaches undergraduate and Graduate School of Business courses.

The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is well preserved. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 81 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7051

$30
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Revue des deux mondes
Issue Date Range: 1879 through 1889
Notes: These ex-library volumes bear the typical markings such as small stamp on title page and bookplate and card pocket. The bindings vary in condition, and unless noted otherwise exhibit typical age wear at the extremities. In some cases volumes have damage to spine covers or are lacking spine covers.

The Revue des deux mondes was founded by Prosper Maurois and Ségur-Dupeyron, first appearing on August 1, 1829. The anodyne periodical with the subtitle "Journal des voyages" was purchased by a young printer, Auguste-Jean Auffray, who convinced his college roommate François Buloz to edit it. Quickly its original emphasis on travel and foreign affairs was shifted; according to its website, it was created in order to "establish a cultural, economic and political bridge between France and the United States," the Old World and the New. It was purchased in 1831 by Charles Buloz, who was its editor until 1877. Another influential editor in its history was Ferdinand Brunetière (after 1893). Among the early regular contributors who established the review's reputation as an elite liberal vehicle of haute culture were Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, François Guizot, Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry, Ludovic Vitet, Paul-François Dubois, the literary critics Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve and Gustave Plache, and André-Marie Ampère. (courtesy of Wikipedia) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $111.50
Lot 7052

$70
Title: Notes on the Spanish-American War
Author: Office of Naval Intelligence
Publisher: Government Printing Office (Washington, D. C.)
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of eight softcover publications relating to the Spanish-American war. The titles of these "war notes" are as follows: "Battles and Capitulation of Santiago de Cuba," "Comments of Rear-Admiral Pluddemann, German Navy on the Main Features of the War with Spain," "Sketches from the Spanish-American War" (in two parts); "Effect of the Gun Fire of the United States Vessels in Battle of Manila Bay," "The Spanish-American War" (in two parts), and "The Squadron of Admiral Cervers." Each publication appears in its original wrappers. The work is illustrated with numerous (fold-out) maps. The volume shows external age/wear, with staining of front cover. The front hinge is cracked. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7053

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

- Editha's Burglar by Frances Burnett - Dated 1890 by Jordan, Marsh & Co.
- Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic - Dated 1893 by Lee and Shephard - Decorative gilt and black stamping
- Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes - No year stated by Frank F. Lovell - Bright gilt on spine cover
- Shifting for Himself by Horatio Alger, Jr. - Dated 1876 by Loring - Text block intact; significant wear to cover
- More Mittens, with The Doll's Wedding by Aunt Fanny - Dated 1869 by D. Appleton

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 7054

$14
Title: Kitchen Visits with the Muses
Author: Cordelia Beardsley Wilder
Publisher: Cordelia Beardsley Wilder
Printing Year: 1902 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poetry that contains poems by a New York author dedicated to significant moments and figures of the Civil War (General Grant, death of Lincoln, etc.). The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 83 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7055

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

- The Royal Path of Life by T.L. Haines and L.W. Yaggy - Dated 1881 by Standard Publishing - Bright gilt decorative stamping on green cloth; illustrated
- Moral Order and Progress by S. Alexander - Dated 1899 by Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner - Decorative cover; some marginalia
- Proverbial Philosophy by Martin Tupper - Dated 1849 by John Wiley
- Peg Along by George Lincoln Walton - Dated 1915 by J. Lippincott - Original dust jacket
- Sayings of Sages by E.C. Revons - Dated 1863 by Carlton & Porter
- Individualism by Warner Fite - Dated 1911 by Longmans, Green and Co.
- The Layman's Breviary by C.T. Brooks - Dated 1867 by Roberts Brothers - Gilt stamping; illustrated frontispiece

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 7056

$60
Title: Lucii Caecilii Firmiani Lactantii De Mortibus Persecutorum Liber / Passio Sanctarum Martyrum Perpetuae et Felicitatis
Author: Lactantius
Publisher: E. Theatro Sheldiano (Oxford)
Printing Year: 1680

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this work by Lucius Caelius (or Caecilius?) Firmianus Lactantius, an early Christian author (ca. 240 – ca. 320). "De Mortibus Persecutorum" has an apologetic character, but has been treated as a work of history by Christian writers. The point of the work is to describe the deaths of the persecutors of Christians: Nero, Domitian, Decius, Valerian, Aurelian, and the contemporaries of Lactantius himself, Diocletian, Maximian, Galerius, and Maximinus. This work is taken as a chronicle of the last and greatest of the persecutions, in spite of the moral point each anecdote has been arranged to tell. Here Lactantius preserves the story of Constantine's vision of the Chi Rho before his conversion to Christianity. The full text is found in only one manuscript, which bears the title, "Lucii Caecilii liber ad Donatum Confessorem de Mortibus Persecutorium."

The volume shows external age/wear, with detached front board and repaired rear hinge. Preliminary pages have been excised. Age-toned pages show very occasional spotting. The book measures approximately 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" and contains 108 / 56 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7057

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

- Mother-Play and Nursery Songs by Friedrich Froebel - Dated 1878 by Lee and Shepard - Large format with pictures and music
- The Twins Who Flew Around the World by Holling C. Holling - Dated 1931 by Platt and Munk - Large format with color and black & white drawings; spine cover is lacking
- The Brownies Around the World by Palmer Cox - Dated 1894 by The Century Co. - Front board and FFEP detached, but present
- Wee Peter Pug by Ernest Aris - No year stated by Saalfield Publishing - Mostly color illustrations; first black and white drawing on frontispiece has crayon markings
- The Wonderful Adventures of Dolly May! - Dated 1926 by Farm Life Publishing - Volume is soft cover
- Uncle Wiggily on the Flying Rug by Howard Garis - Dated 1924 by Charles E. Graham
- Uncle Wiggily's Journey by Howard Garis - Dated 1915 by A.L. Burt

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 7058

$60
Title: Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1900
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Rebound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the services of New York State troops in the battle of Gettysburg, providing an account of "the movements of each New York regiment and battery during the battle are fully described ... in the historical sketches and addresses." The work is illustrated with photographic plates and five folding maps. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8 1/4" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 7059

$225
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Dear Mili book promotional poster

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1988
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 24" by 16"

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 an original printed poster for the first edition of this "lost" Grimm fairy tale, magnificently color-illustrated by Maurice Sendak. The work (Hanrahan C17) 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 7060

$45
Title: Olive Kitteridge
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 2008 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in ivory paper-covered boards with a tan cloth spine (titles stamped in gold), this volume is a scarce original edition of this work by American author Elizabeth Strout (b. 1956). This collection of short stories about a woman and her immediate family and friends on the coast of Maine is the 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Fiction. The volume is in excellent condition, 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 270 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7061

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

- The Comprehensive Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments - Dated 1869 by J.B. Lippincott - Decorative embossed cover with gilt stamping and metal clasp. Contains genealogical information; front board and frontispiece detached, but present
- The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testament - Dated 1831 by C.D. Strong - Full leather binding; some foxing throughout
- The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments - Dated 1857 by American Bible Society - Black embossed cover with gilt stamping on spine; contains genealogical information

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: $22.50
Lot 7062

$80
Title: Peaks and Pines: Another Norway Book
Author: J. A. Lees
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Printing Year: 1899 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with embossed pictorial designs showing mountain landscape and its wildlife, this antique volume is a scarce account of a reindeer-stalking trip to Norway, told with the usual humour by the author of "Three in Norway." It includes a little trout fishing. The work contains in-text and full-page illustrations by the author. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light smudging to covers. The is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional spotting. The book measures approximately 6" x 8" and contains 376 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7063

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

- Tom Burke of "Ours" by Charles Lever - Dated 1909 by Little, Brown - Volumes I and II
- Malcolm by George Macdonald - No year stated by D. Lothrop - Illustrated frontispiece
- Bricks Without Straw by Albion Tourgee - No year stated by Fords, Howard & Hulbert
- The Curse of Clement Waynflete by Bertram Mitford - No year stated by Ward, Lock & Co. - Color cover; some foxing throughout
- Brandon; or, a Hundred Years Ago by Osmond Tiffany - Dated 1858 by Stanford & Delisser - Some foxing throughout
- Little Hodge - Dated 1873 by Dodd & Mead


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 7064

$50
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the Peterson's Magazine publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from February to December 1857, including issues Volume XXXII, No. 1 through No. 6 - Volume lacks spine cover and has been rebacked, front cover is detached. Binding is shaken, with loose pages. Initial pages of first number have been excised. Color fashion plates are present at front and throughout volume.
- edited by NA - Dated from January to June, 1862, including issues Volumes XLI / XLII, Nos. 1 through 6 of each volume - Binding is split at front hinge. Binding is shaken, with loose pages. Color fashion plates throughout
- edited by NA - Dated from January to December, 1867, including issues Volumes LI / LII, Nos. 1 through 6 of each volume - Volume is disbound. Text block is intact. With color fashion plates.

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 7065

$70
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of 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: $49.50
Lot 7066

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

- Cookie Count: A Tasty Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda - Dated 1997 by Simon & Schuster - First Printing
- Beetles: Young Naturalist's Pop-Up Handbook by Robert Sabuda - Dated 2001 by Hyperion Books - First Printing
- The Movable Mother Goose by Robert Sabuda - Dated 1999 by Simon & Schuster - First Printing

All the books in this lot are in excellent condition, and unless otherwise noted are in original intact dust jackets. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7067

$30
This lot features the following pieces of artwork attributed to captured German POWs housed at Ft. Meade, MD:

- Alfred Katchthaler - Oil on canvas board - Dated 1945 in a frame that measures approximately 25 1/2" by 21 1/4" - Snow-capped mountain is reflected in lake, with trees in foreground. 3" wide frame stock is wood, painted off-white
- A. Katsch - Oil on stretched canvas c1945 in a frame that measures approximately 23" by 19" - Bavarian-inspired scene shows mountain in background and a village with steeple and a path leading to the foreground. 3" wide frame stock is wood, painted off-white
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $89.50
Lot 7068

$35
Title: Livingstone Lost and Found; or, Africa and Its Explorers: A Complete Account of the Country and Its Inhabitants, Their Customs, Manners &c, of the Prominent Missionary Stations, of the Diamond and Gold Fields, and of Explorations Made; with a Comprehensive Biographical Sketch of Dr. David Livingstone, His Travels, Adventures, Experiences and Disappearance, and a Most Interesting Account of His Discovery by the American Expedition, in Command of Henry M. Stanley
Author: Rev. Josiah Tyler
Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with beveled boards and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce biography of David Livingstone and history of the explorations of Africa. The work is profusely illustrated with many engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with tearing to spine cover. Rear hinge is cracked. Lightly age-toned pages with gilt edges show no annotations. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 782 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7069

$100
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Outside Over There

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1981
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 14" by 16"

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 an original full-color poster issued for this Caldecott Honor book. Here Ida holds her baby sister while her Mama looks out to sea from a rocky shore, ships in full masts in the distance in what is an unmistakable intertextual reference to German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich's allegorical oil painting "The Stages of Life" (1835). The work (Hanrahan C9) 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 7070

$110
Title: Dog Soldiers
Author: Robert Stone
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1974 First Printing Inscribed by Author

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with black lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this novel by American author Robert Stone (b. 1937). The story revolves around journalist John Converse, Merchant Marine sailor Ray Hicks, Converse's wife Marge, and their involvement in a heroin deal gone bad. The novel won the 1975 National Book Award (U.S.) for best fiction.

Author's inscription on title page reads "For Bill / with best wishes, really / PT happily and (illegible word) / (illegible word) / Robert Stone / (illegible two words) / April 24 2000" 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 1/4" and contains 342 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7071

$22
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Revue des deux mondes
Issue Date Range: 1890 through 1899
Notes: These ex-library volumes bear the typical markings such as small stamp on title page and bookplate and card pocket. The bindings vary in condition, and unless noted otherwise exhibit typical age wear at the extremities. In some cases volumes have damage to spine covers or are lacking spine covers.

The Revue des deux mondes was founded by Prosper Maurois and Ségur-Dupeyron, first appearing on August 1, 1829. The anodyne periodical with the subtitle "Journal des voyages" was purchased by a young printer, Auguste-Jean Auffray, who convinced his college roommate François Buloz to edit it. Quickly its original emphasis on travel and foreign affairs was shifted; according to its website, it was created in order to "establish a cultural, economic and political bridge between France and the United States," the Old World and the New. It was purchased in 1831 by Charles Buloz, who was its editor until 1877. Another influential editor in its history was Ferdinand Brunetière (after 1893). Among the early regular contributors who established the review's reputation as an elite liberal vehicle of haute culture were Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, François Guizot, Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry, Ludovic Vitet, Paul-François Dubois, the literary critics Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve and Gustave Plache, and André-Marie Ampère. (courtesy of Wikipedia) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $76.50
Lot 7072

$55
Title: Los Angeles: A Guide Book
Compilers: Dr. E. C. Moore et al.
Publisher: Neuner Company, Publishers (Los Angeles)
Printing Year: 1907

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce early illustrated guide book of Los Angeles, California, compiled for the National Educational Association. The work contains many in-text illustrations and a city map (with key on facing page). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7" and contains 151 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7073

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

- Letters on the Improvement of the Mind by Dr. Gregory - Dated 1826 by Evert Duyckinck - Leather; front board detaching
- Select Remains by Rev. John Mason - Dated 1812 by Lincoln & Edmands
- The Oracles of Shakspeare (sic) by Robert Hamilton - Dated 1850 by James Alden - Gilt with decorative embossing
- The Reticule and Pocket Companion, or Miniature Lexicon by Lyman Cobb - Dated 1837 by Harper & Brothers - Binding re-covered in blue velvet
- Daily Food for Christians - Dated 1850 by Tappan, Whittemore, & Mason -

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 7074

$70
Title: Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World
Author: Jonathan Swift
Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co. (London) / E. P. Dutton & Co. (New York)
Printing Year: 1909 With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this classic children's work. The work is illustrated with bright color plates by noted illustrator Arthur Rackham. All called for plates are present. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with pages that show very occasional spotting and unfortunate crayon markings on a small number of pages (plates are not marked). The book measures approximately 7" x 9 1/4" and contains 291 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7075

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of Civil War titles, all in original dust jackets:

- The Coming Fury by Bruce Catton - Dated 1961 by Doubleday - Volume I of Trilogy
- Terrible Swift Sword by Bruce Catton - Dated 1963 by Doubleday - Volume II of Trilogy
- Never Call Retreat by Bruce Catton - Dated 1965 by Doubleday - Volume III of Trilogy
- The Hidden Face of the Civil War by Otto Eisenschiml - Dated 1961 by Bobbs-Merrill - Some flaws to cover of dust jacket
- The Battle of New Market by William C. Davis - Dated 1975 by Doubleday

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
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