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Lot 7114

$30
Title: Puck of Pook's Hill, 1905 - 1906 / Rewards and Fairies
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1910

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of these titles by British author Rudyard Kipling. This volume belongs to the New World edition of the author's works. The volume lacks front board. Pages are clean and without annotations. Top edges are gilt. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 320 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7115

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

- The Autobiography of Nathaniel Southgate Shaler - Dated 1909 by Houghton Mifflin - Illustrated
- The Letters and Journal of Brand Whitlock by Allan Nevins - Dated 1936 by D. Appleton-Century - In two volumes, both in original dustjackets
- The Life and Letters of Roscoe Conkling by Alfred R. Conkling - Dated 1889 by Charles L. Webster
- A Frenchman in America by Max O'Rell - Dated 1891 by Cassell Publishing - 130 illustrations by E.W. Kemble; decorative cover
- The Life and Public Services of James G. Blaine by Russell Conwell - Dated 1884 by E.C. Allen - Gilt and black stamping; some light foxing

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 7116

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

- I Am Lavina Cumming by Susan Lowell - Dated 1993 by Milkweed Editions (Minneapolis, Minnesota) - Author-signed first printing in dustjacket. Illustrations by Paul Mirocha
- Bruin: the Grand Bear Hunt by Captain Mayne Reid - Dated 1861 by Ticknor and Fields (Boston) - bound in blindstamped blue cloth with gilt designs to spine.
- Indian Children and Their Pets and Other Stories - Dated 1899 by Werner Company (Akron, Ohio)
- The Man Who Found Christmas by Walter Prichard Eaton - Dated 1913 by McBride, Nast & Company - First Edition, chipping to spine

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7117

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

- The Poetical Works of Lord Byron - No year stated by Wm. W. Swayne
- Merry's Museum by Robert Merry, et al. - Dated 1859 by J.N. Stearns & Co. - Illustrated with woodcuts; decorative embossing on covers
- The Minstrel by James Beattie - Dated 1802 by William Durell - Full leather with gilt on spine cover
- The Smile on the Face of the Tiger - Dated 1908 by Bacon and Brown
- The Lady of the Lake by Walter Scott - Dated 1831 by Solamon King - Leather; front board is detaching

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 7118

$50
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of antique advertising cards, booklets, etc., a number of which display impressive decorative designs. There in this group lithographic trade cards. An uncommon item that should be noted is a pamphlet entitled "Physiological Memory; or, the Instantaneous Art of Never Forgetting" by Prof. A. Loisette (dated 1886). Nineteenth-century almanacs are also present. 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: $6.50
Lot 7119

$22
Title: American Book-Prices Current
Publisher: E.P. Dutton, R.R. Bowker Co.
Printing Year: 1920-1929 plus Index for 1916-1922
Number of Volumes: 11 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a record of books, manuscripts autographs, etc., sold at auction in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and other locations during that year, and the prices realized. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 7120

$35
Title: The Paternal Present: Being a Sequel to Pity's Gift. Chiefly Selected from the Writings of Mr. Pratt
Publisher: Jacob Johnson (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1807

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of this work by English man of letters Samuel Jackson Pratt (1749-1814). Included is a chapter entitled "The People of Colour," which is followed by five thematically-related poems, each illustrated with a headpiece vignette. The tenor of the chapter and the subsequent verse is concerned with expanding what Pratt calls "the principal of sympathy" to differently complexioned people. It does not, however, overtly read like early abolitionist material. This title first saw print in London in 1802, with the first American edition appearing two years later.

The work is illustrated with vignettes. The volume shows external age/wear, with peeling at head of spine and markings in adjacent areas of boards. Minor staining and loss of material to paper covers. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing and pencil markings. Water markings can be seen in upper inside corners of endpapers. The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" and contains 144 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7121

$120
This auction lot includes the following title:

- The Portfolio: An Artistic Periodical by Philip Gilbert Hamerton, Editor - Dated 1872, 1880-1882 by Seeley, Jackson and Halliday

Condition/Details: Bindings vary in condition. Some boards are detached, but present; some lack spine covers; text blocks are tight. The 1872 volume is 1/2 leather with marbled boards, the others feature 1/2 leather with green cloth. These folio volumes were beautifully produced surveys of both classic and contemporary art of its day. The work is extensively illustrated with engravings, etchings, and lithographic reproductions on heavy, single-sided pages. These ex-library volumes exhibit a small stamp on the title page, but are free of marginalia. The pages are clean and bright with only light, scattered foxing. The books measure approximately 10" x 14" . Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 7122

$150
Title: Philippi Cluverii Introductionis in Universam Geographiam Tam Veterem Quam Novam Libri VI
Author: Philipp Cluver
Publisher: Hondius (Amsterdam)
Printing Year: 1629

Condition/Details: Bound in parchment, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of this work by Philipp Clüver (also Klüwer, Cluwer, or Cluvier, Latinized as Philippus Cluverius and Philippi Cluverii) (1580, Danzig – December 31, 1622, Leiden), an early modern German geographer and historian. This work in 6 parts (published from 1624) became a standard geographical textbook. It contains a history and description of various countries. The work is illustrated with three fold-out illustrations. The volume shows external age/wear, with upper half of spine cover detached at front gutter. Age-toned pages show occasional marginalia. The book measures approximately 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and contains 328 pages plus 8 unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7123

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

- Comrades of the Saddle by Frank Webster - Dated 1910 by Cupples & Leon - Original dustjacket has lost matter at front spine
- Spectacles for Young Eyes by Sarah Lander - Dated 1868 by Sheldon & Company - Gilt stamping on spine cover
- The Tortoise and the Robin Redbreast - No year stated by American Sunday-School Union
- Kittie Collins and Other Stories by Rev. J.D. Strong - Dated 1870 by D. Lothrop & Co.
- The Little Gift for 1844 by Mrs. S. Colman - Dated 1844 by T.H. Carter - Illustrated with engravings; front board and spine cover are detaching

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 7124

$55
Title: Theories of the Will in the History of Philosophy
Author: Archibald Alexander
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work by Archibald Alexander (1855 - 1931). The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket shows small tears along top edge of rear cover and spine. Previous owner's signature appears on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 357 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7125

$350
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Really Rosie

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1980
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 14" by 22"

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).

Chelsea Theater Center Poster for the live stage production of this musical "Nutshell Library". The design itself is among the artist's most famous images, reproduced in Mr Sendak's 1986 collection of POSTERS (page 19). The work (Hanrahan C8a, ranked "uncommon") is in excellent condition; very faint wrinkle at bottom outside image area. Signed at right, under the red dress of Rosie. This poster has an area at the bottom left blank to include the name of the theater and running dates for the show; it is from the original 1980 printing and either intended for use at the Chelsea Theatre (original production, New York City) or with the thought it could be used if this musical play went touring. 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 7126

$50
Title: The Fruits and Fruit-Trees of America; or, the Culture, Propagation, and Management, in the Garden and Orchard, of Fruit-Trees Generally; with Descriptions of All the Finest of Fruit, Native and Foreign, Cultivated in This Country
Author: A. J. Downing
Publisher: John Wiley & Son
Printing Year: 1870

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce pomological work by Andrew Jackson Downing (October 31, 1815 – July 28, 1852), an American landscape designer, horticulturalist, and writer, a prominent advocate of the Gothic Revival style in the United States, and editor of The Horticulturist magazine (1846–52). This is the 2nd edition with revisions and corrections by the author's brother Charles Downing. The work is illustrated with drawings. The volume shows external age/wear, with tearing along upper half of front gutter. Front hinge is splitting and front cover is detaching. Rear hinge is also cracked, and is solidly bound with clean pages that show chewing to upper outside corners of pages 100 to 480. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 10" and contains 1098 pages plus 4 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7127

$28
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on world 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: $27.50
Lot 7128

$35
Title: Ontario College of Art Printmakers Anthology 18
Coordinator: George Walker
Publisher: Ontario College of Art
Printing Year: 1996

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter cloth with bright pictorial boards, this volume is a scarce collection of original art work, with almost all pieces signed by the visual artists who designed them. This anthology "presents original projects conceived by OCA students and faculty as well as by friends across the country, both professional artists and students." Included in this collection is the work of one of Canada's senior artists John Hall. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7129

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

- Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales - Dated 1884 by Belford, Clarke & Co.
- The Poetical Works of Lord Byron - Dated 1883 by R. Worthington - Illustrated; bright gilt and black stamping in intricate design
- Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Dated 1886 by Thomas Y. Crowell - Gilt embossing with decorative boards in floral pattern
- The Traveller, The Deserted Village, and other Poems by Oliver Goldsmith - Dated 1889 by Frederick Stokes
- The Sea Fogs by Robert Louis Stevenson - Dated 1907 by Paul Elder - Original dust jacket

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 7130

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

- The Return by Buzz Aldrin - Dated 2000 by Tom Doherty Associates Book - First printing in dustjacket
- A Healing Family by Kenzaburo Oe - Dated 1996 by Kodansha International (Tokyo) - First printing in dustjacket. Illustrated by Yukari Oe. Translated by Stephen Snyder

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 7131

$10
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: 1920 through 1929
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 7132

$225
Title: The Optimist's Daughter: A Novel
Author: Eudora Welty
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1972 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001), an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South.

"The Optimist's Daughter" is a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winning 1972 short novel. It concerns a woman named Laurel, who travels to New Orleans to take care of her father, Judge McKelva, after he has surgery for a detached retina. He fails to recover from the surgery, though, surrenders to his age, and dies slowly as Laurel reads to him from Dickens. Her father's second wife Fay, who is younger than Laurel, is a shrewish outsider from Texas. Her shrill response to the Judge's illness appears to accelerate his demise. Laurel and Fay are thrown together when they return the Judge to his home town of Mount Salus, Mississippi, where he will be buried. There, Laurel is immersed in the enveloping good neighborliness of the friends and family she knew before marrying and moving away to Chicago. Fay, though, has always been unwelcome and takes off for a long weekend, leaving Laurel in the big house full of memories. Laurel encounters her mother's memory, her father's life after he lost his first wife, and the complex emotions surrounding her loss and the wave of memories in which she swims. She comes to a place of understanding that Fay can never share, and leaves small town Mississippi with the memories she can carry with her.

The author's inscription on title page reads "With good wishes, / Eudora Welty / April 1994." 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 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 180 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7133

$55
This group of 8 volumes include works regarding the organizations of the Odd Fellows and the Masonic Temple. 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 7134

$110
This lot includes the antique World Fair souvenir shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece was issued by the Sears Manufacturing Company in 1901 as a promotion for its line sewing machines and to commemorate the Pan-American Exposition, a World's Fair held in Buffalo, N.Y., from May 1 through November 2, 1901. The circular brochure is in its original pictorial wrappers and contains 8 color drawings depicting scenes from the exposition, as well as advertisements for its products. This piece is remarkably well preserved and in near pristine condition, with all colors showing brightly. 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 7135

$475
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Sendak In Philadelphia museum exhibit

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1995
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 18" by 24"

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

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

This is an original full-color poster for the installation of an interactive Sendak exhibition at the Please Touch Museum and a joint retrospective of Maurice Sendak’s art with reference to his influences at the Rosenbach. This uncommon poster illustrates a Colonial-stylized Wild Thing “William Penn” standing atop City Hall flanked by Max and another Wild Thing. The work (Hanrahan C25) is in excellent condition, signed on the "dome" inside illustration. 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 7136

$12
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage books from the Bobbsey Twins series shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are in their original pictorial dustjackets. Books are solidly bound with clean pages. 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 external age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7137

$26
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique 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: $32.50
Lot 7138

$60
Title: The New York Times Current History of the European War
Publisher: New York Times Company
Printing Years: 1914 - 1918
Number of Volumes: 12 volume set

Notes: Rebound in gray cloth with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce newspaper history of the First World War. First volume of this series is dated December 12, 1914; the last September 1918. The work is profusely illustrated with portraits of historical figures and images of the war in progress. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages. Catalogue numbers in gilt and small library labels are visible on spines. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps can be seen on rear endpapers. It should be noted that several volumes have been entirely rebound and now appear in sturdy library binding. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 7139

$80
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
Publisher: American Institute of Electrical Engineers
Printing Year: 1911-1921, 1924-1927
Number of Volumes: 22 volume set; 1911 Volume III only and 1915 Volume II only

Notes: The American Institute of Electrical Engineers was a United States based organization of electrical engineers that existed between 1884 and 1963, when it merged with the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). The 1884 founders of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) included some of the most prominent inventors and innovators in the then new field of electrical engineering, among them Thomas Alva Edison, Elihu Thomson, Edwin J. Houston, and Edward Weston. (Courtesy of Wikipedia).

Three of the volumes are in 3/4 leather, with raised bands on the spines; the fourth is bound in dark blue cloth with blind stamping. All four feature gilt stamped titles, as well as tissue-guarded photographic portraits of the immediate past President of the Institute. The work is illustrated with black and white in-text illustrations and also feature fold-out diagrams. All of the volumes show customary library markings. The volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear; two volumes have detached boards, the others show age/wear at the extremities and are generally solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
Lot 7140

$70
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of booklets, pamphlets, catalogs, maps, advertising material, etc. It should be noted that this collection contains a disbound copy of the nineteenth-century reproduction of "A Brief Narrative of the Progress of the Gospel among the Indians of New England, 1670" by Rev. John Eliot (John K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1868) in its original wrappersDue 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: $0
Lot 7141

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

- An American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster - Dated 1855 by George and Charles Merriam - Portrait of Webster on frontispiece; leather binding, some light, scattered foxing throughout
- An American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster - Dated 1836 by N. and J. White - Leather binding; spine cover has lost matter
- A New Pronouncing Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages by Mariano Velazquez De La Cadena - Dated 1901 by D. Appleton - First Part: Spanish to English

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 7142

$40
Title: Gilead
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Printing Year: 2004 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in beige cloth-backed boards covered in tan paper, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by Marilynne Robinson (born November 26, 1943), an American author who is a member of the permanent faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. This novel won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award. The novel is the fictional autobiography of the Reverend John Ames, an elderly congregationalist pastor in the small, secluded town of Gilead, Iowa who knows that he is dying of a heart condition. At the beginning of the book, the date is established as 1956, and Ames explains that he is writing an account of his life for his 7-year-old son, who will have few memories of him as an adult.

The author's signature appears on title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 247 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7143

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

- A Tree Grows in Ulster by Robert E. Haines - Dated 1983 by Abigail Press - Illustrated with photographs
- James E. Allen, Jr. From Elkins to Washington by Louis Tucker - Dated 1969; no publisher stated - Illustrated with photographs
- Memoirs of Jerome B. Pound - Dated 1949; no publisher stated - Signed by author on FFEP
- Family of Hans Michael and Maria Veronica Horlacher by Levi Horlacher - Dated 1968; no publisher stated
- The Swiss Family Rusterholtz In America by Wallace Rusterholtz - Dated 1972; no publisher stated - Signed by author on FFEP; color illustration on frontispiece
- Crombies of Grandholm and Cothal by John R. Allan - Dated 1960 by The Central press


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 7144

$55
Title: A Paraphrase on the Four Evangelists. Wherein, for the Clearer Understanding of the Sacred History, for Whole Text and Paraphrase Are Printed in Separate Columns over-against Each Other. With Critical Notes on the More Difficult Passages.
Author: Samuel Clarke
Publisher: James John and Paul Knapton (London)
Printing Year: 1736
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with rebacked spines, this antique set is a scarce theological work by Samuel Clarke (October 11, 1675 – May 17, 1729), an English philosopher and Anglican clergyman.

The volumes show external age/wear, particularly at corners. Binding of both volumes is split at front and rear hinges. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional foxing and water markings (such markings appear throughout margins of second volume). Previous owner's inscriptions appear opposite title pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7145

$22
Title: American Book-Prices Current
Publisher: R.R. Bowker Co.
Printing Year: 1930-1939
Number of Volumes: 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a record of books, manuscripts autographs, etc., sold at auction in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and other locations during that year, and the prices realized. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 7146

$60
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection of ephemera we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Themes: 1906 San Francisco earthquake, mountain climbing in Europe, various cities, historical sites and landmarks on the Old Continent and North America.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 60

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7147

$250
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Houston Grand Opera (Madame Butterfly)

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1997
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 Puccini’s famous opera, designed as a generic poster celebrating the new HGO season which featured Mr. Sendak’s own production of Hansel And Gretel. The actual sets and costumes for Butterfly were prepared by a different designer. The work (Hanrahan C29) is in excellent condition, signed to the right, under the illustration. 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 7148

$22
Title: The Life of the Rev. John W. de la Flechere, Compiled from the Narratives of the Reverend Mr. Wesley; the Biographical Notes of the Reverend Mr. Gilpin; from His Own Letters; and Other Authentic Documents, Many of Which Were Never Before Published
Author: Joseph Benson
Publisher: N. Bangs and T. Mason
Printing Year: 1820

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce biography of John William Fletcher (September 12, 1729 – August 14, 1785), who was born at Nyon in Switzerland. Fletcher was a contemporary of John Wesley (the founder of Methodism), a key interpreter of Wesleyan theology in the 18th century, and one of Methodism's first great theologians. Of French Huguenot stock, his given name was actually Jean Guillaume de la Flechere. Fletcher was renowned in the Britain of his day for his piety and generosity; when asked if he had any needs, he responded, "...I want nothing but more grace."

This volume is the 2nd American from the second (enlarged) London edition. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of de la Flechere. The volume shows external age/wear. Front board and preliminary pages, frontispiece and title page are detached. Spine cover shows loss of material. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing and marginal water markings. Rear blank page is detached. The book measures approximately 5 1.2" x 8 3/4" and contains 399 pages plus a page of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7149

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

- The Mistress of the Manse by J.G. Holland - Dated 1874 by Scribner - Gilt and black stamping on red/brown cloth
- Barriers Burned Away by Rev. Edward Roe - Dated 1872 by Dodd, Mead - Gilt and black stamping on red/brown cloth
- The Poetical Works of Eliza Cook - No year stated by Frederick Warne - Gilt and black stamping on red/brown cloth
- The Scalp Hunters by Capt. Mayne Reid - Dated 1880 by Carleton - Gilt and black stamping on red/brown cloth; illustrated frontispiece
- The Poetical Works of James Thomson - No year stated by Thomas Y. Crowell - Frontispiece and endpaper detaching; Gilt and black stamping on red/brown cloth
- M'Fingal: An Epic Poem by John Trumbull - Dated 1881 by American Book Exchange - Gilt and black stamping on red/brown 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: $9.50
Lot 7150

$55
Title: The History of the Grecian War Written by Thucydides
Translator: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: John Bohn (London)
Printing Year: 1843
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with raised bands, marbled boards and bright gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce edition from Hobbes's translation of Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War. Thomas Hobbes (April 5, 1588 – December 4, 1679), was an English philosopher, remembered today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book "Leviathan" established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory. The work is illustrated with an intact fold-out map. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
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